We see diversity as a source of strength. Therefore, we have made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where people are promoted on their merits, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all — regardless of differences.
Our strategy focuses on four commitments:
At Citi, we have the powerful advantage of a remarkable range of cultures and perspectives that come together in the 100 countries where we operate — an advantage that combines global insights with deep local knowledge. Everywhere we look, we see that it's unique individuals, collaborative teams and leaders who embrace inclusion who are the engines of new ideas and far-reaching impact. It's our willingness to embrace the richness of our diverse teams, ideas and possibilities that drives our growth and progress.
Citi strives to deliver products and services to our customers that reflect both our global reach and our very market where we operate. The diversity of our employees enables us to better understand our customers, while the breadth of our product offerings allows us to serve them better.
Citi works to create mutually beneficial business relationships with minority-, women- and locally-owned businesses. We recognize that working with a wide range of professionals, suppliers and consultants strengthens the communities we serve and creates value for our shareholders.
Citi believes it has a responsibility to make a difference in the neighborhoods in which we work and live around the world. We reach out to and form partnerships with nonprofit organizations, civic groups, educational institutions and local governments representing the diverse nature of these communities; and we strive to make each community a better place because we are there.
Created in 2002, the Citi Employee Network Program supports Citi's brand and enhances our culture of leadership, ethics and inclusion. The Program consists of Network affinity groups supported by local chapters. Local chapters are initiated and led by employees. They are open to all Citi employees; they are not exclusively for those who identify as members of each particular affinity.
Each Employee Network chapter furthers the diversity and business objectives of Citi and increases engagement amongst employees by creating an inclusive environment. Each chapter provides a wide variety of activities to assist Citi in the following areas:
The official Citi Employee Network Program encompasses the following:
As of December 2016, there are more than 130 Network chapters in operation around the globe.
We continually seek to ensure our diversity efforts are aligned with best practices. One important vehicle for achieving this objective has been our partnerships with organizations that promote thought leadership on diversity. Through these partnerships we strengthen the impact of our strategy, programs and performance. Together, we promote diversity—as a key business imperative—across industries.