A message from our Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
By Victoria Russell, Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
August 28, 2018
In communities near and far, our customers reflect the global nature of our brand. That’s why we’re passionate about creating the most diverse and inclusive culture possible across all Papa John’s operations. It’s not only the right way to do business, it’s the best way to ensure we’re positioned to better serve ALL of our customers, every day.
Our commitment incorporates workplace initiatives to improve morale and make everyone feel part of the team. This is also done by:
Building inclusive strategic partnerships and supporting supplier diversity in the communities where we do business. Helping our independently owned franchise locations achieve sustainable profitability.
Establishing an equitable range of community relationships and ensuring that our marketing and advertising speaks to people with dignity and respect.
How do we define diversity, equity and inclusion at Papa John’s?
Diversity embodies the P.A.P.A. vision of making people a priority by creating an environment comprised of different people from different backgrounds to reflect the communities we serve.
Equity is a deliberate process of addressing and correcting imbalances with our employees, suppliers, franchisees and partners.
Being inclusive creates a caring environment where all of our employees can be open to share ideas that will make us better.
But to me, it’s about more than what we do to promote diversity and inclusion at Papa John’s. It’s about who we are—and who we aspire to become—as we work to be better, together.