What is J.E.D.I?
What we talk about when we talk about justice, equity, diversity and inclusion is building a
natural products industry that centers itself in true belonging.
As an industry of innovators and leaders in our food and agricultural systems, we have a vital business challenge facing us – a lack of diversity of human ingenuity, perspective and talent. Unless we work to overcome it, we will not be able to forge breakthroughs into new systems, products and services to best meet the demands of our customers in an increasingly multicultural America. With an industry-wide commitment to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion (J.E.D.I), we can and will attract the best people, the best ideas, and the best way forward toward a more just and prosperous future for all
A 2015 McKinsey Report on 366 Public Companies
McKinsey’s 2018 Delivering Through Diversity Report
The Society for Human Resources Management Report
How it Works
In an effort to help you begin to integrate J.E.D.I principles into your organization, we’ve created a framework for this work, packed with
tools, resources and expert solutions providers to guide you along the path. Begin by reviewing commitments under our
three main focus areas: culture, consumer and communities.
The Power of J.E.D.I
The natural products industry is uniquely compelled to lead in J.E.D.I efforts, the kind that lead to the systemic change we need for a vibrant regenerative economy. OSC and our partners understand that the triple bottom line of people, planet, profit is purpose-driven: to do good business, and to treat others and our planet with dignity and respect.