Diversity and Inclusion - Packaging for Everyone by Everyone

Diversity & inclusion are core values of The Ruskin Group
that make us a better employer, supplier, and customer.

Diversity Puzzle

Diversity strengthens the bond The Ruskin Group has to its founding mission and to its people

We strive to be a company where everyone is welcome – as employees, customers, and suppliers – regardless of where they come from, who they are, or what they believe. We embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusion as core values that make us a stronger organization.

Inside The Ruskin Group, we bring together individuals from the widest range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to create the best solutions for our customers. We are connected by shared values and a commitment to surpass customer expectations every day.

Outside The Ruskin Group, diversity in our suppliers drives the most innovative, creative, and cost effective products and services. For our customers – we are “packaging for everyone” so that every customer, just like every employee and supplier, feels welcomed, respected, and appreciated.

The Ruskin Group is proud to be an LGBT-owned business. In 2018, the Ruskin Group became the first certified LGBT-owned full service packaging company in the country (certified by the NGLCC – The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce). No other packaging company in the world has been certified, and it’s a tremendous honor that speaks to the special culture we’ve curated. We’ve created a bond among colleagues based on a genuine respect of one another as human beings and an appreciation for everyone’s individual goals and talents. It’s our hope that our deliberate stance opens doors for other companies to do the same.

The Ruskin Group has a comprehensive diversity and inclusion program which includes supplier diversity and employee resource groups initiatives (ERGs).

The Ruskin Group’s employee base is full of varying perspectives and backgrounds that reflect the global marketplace, our diverse customer base, and our own core values. When we’re diverse, we relate to customers on a deeper level and can better adapt to their growing needs. It’s not just business: it’s life.

We work every day to insure an open environment where every employee can be their authentic self; where we learn from each other to enhance relationships with customers, colleagues, and suppliers for a better understanding of who we all are as people. This key understanding points to the bigger picture of The Ruskin Group’s purpose as a company: to foster an uplifting environment of productive workers that achieve company objectives as great professionals and even greater people.

Diversity and Inclusion Organizations
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses.

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LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC)

The mission of the LGBTCC is to promote economic opportunities for the LGBT community by being an advocate and resource for all member businesses that encourage equality.

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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WEBENC)

WEBENC is the largest certifier of women owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA)

3RBA provides opportunities, access, and resources to LGBT+ business owners and professionals operating in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region and their allies.

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Out & Equal Worplace Advocates

Out & Equal is the world’s premier nonprofit dedicated to achieving global LGBT workplace equality.

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National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

The NMSDC advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.

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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of Hispanic-owned businesses, advocates on behalf of major American companies, and serves as the umbrella organization for local chambers and business associations.

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United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC)

The USPAACC is the premier educational, training, and networking organization that connects business to business to government, and that opens doors to contract, professional and educational opportunities to Asian Americans and their partners in Fortune corporations, government, nonprofit organizations and the small and minority business community..

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Our Promise

The Ruskin Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Ruskin Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Ruskin Group expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Ruskin Group’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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