Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Unity Is Power
At Schnucks, we believe in nourishing people’s lives. We are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve, and to improving the lives of our teammates and customers. Through our Midwest family values, we celebrate diversity.
We believe Unity Is Power. Together, as one team of merchants, we are a unified Schnucks team. Using our resources and relationships, we will honor our responsibility to strive for equity for our teammates, customers and communities.
for Racial Equity
As we strive for racial equity and social justice, we support our Black teammates and teammates of Color. We express our values through how we treat each other, how we use our resources and how we affect our communities.
Schnucks has been serving customers for more than 80 years, growing from a single, small confectionery to a leading regional supermarket chain. We still follow the same values we have since 1939: Friendliness, Service, Quality, Variety, Value, Integrity, and Innovation. We started small, and we want to support small, diverse and local suppliers.Learn More
WE HAVE INCREASED OUR INTERNAL COMMUNICATION,
stating our beliefs and intention to elevate the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion.
WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED TOOLS AND PROCESSES
to help our teammates talk about race by supporting diversity, equity and inclusion with an emphasis on enabling sensitive but substantive conversations among our teammates and with customers. We will continue to introduce training programs addressing the issue of inequities and unconscious biases.
WE ARE CREATING A WORKPLACE
where our Black teammates, as well as teammates of Color and diverse backgrounds, feel they belong and can grow their careers because they feel valued, and can see a path forward in our company through intentional inclusion in new management development programs.
WE ARE REVIEWING AND REVISING OUR HIRING, CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT PRACTICES
with a focus on equity and inclusion so that teammates of Color see representation at all levels of the company and will have this completed by the end of 2020.
WE HAVE REVIEWED AND RESTATED OUR ZERO TOLERANCE POLICIES
to clearly define the actions that will not be tolerated in our company and in our stores.
WE HAVE BEGUN A SERIES OF LISTENING SESSIONS,
to better understand and learn from the perspectives of our teammates’ and notable community leaders.
WE HAVE ALREADY BEGUN, AND WILL CONTINUE TO INVEST,
in minority-owned businesses to bring their products into our stores for customers.
WE WILL ENDEAVOR TO MAKE SURE OUR STORES DO NOT SELL RACIALLY OFFENSIVE PRODUCTS
and we will be open to the feedback from teammates and customers when we get it wrong.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO SPEND ADVERTISING AND MARKETING DOLLARS
with companies who aim to provide news coverage and entertainment for primarily Black audiences and will aim for equitable representation in our creative materials.
WE WILL REVIEW AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
to identify opportunities to support additional minority-owned businesses whenever possible.
WE CONTINUE TO STRIVE TO MAKE OUR HIGH-QUALITY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE CONSISTENT
for customers in all the neighborhoods we serve and we will promote an inclusive environment for all customers.
WE WILL INCREASE OUR SUPPORT FOR ORGANIZATIONS
committed to making the world a more equitable and inclusive place.
WE RUN AN ANNUAL, COMPANYWIDE UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN,
which has resulted in more than $13 million contributed to help people live their best possible lives.
AS WE RECRUIT AND FOCUS ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IN OUR COMMUNITIES,
we will continue our efforts to support reintegration into the workforce for justice-involved teammates.
WE WILL EMPOWER OUR CUSTOMERS
with the ability to make a community impact through their purchases by donating their Schnucks Rewards Points to benefit selected nonprofits in 2021.