The employees of IBM represent a talented and diverse workforce. Achieving the full potential of this diversity is a business priority that is fundamental to our competitive success. A key element in our workforce diversity programmes is IBM’s long-standing commitment to equal opportunity.
IBM’s business activities and benefits plans comply with all applicable laws, including those addressing equal opportunity. Activities such as hiring promotion, and compensation of employees, are conducted without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. IBM makes reasonable accommodations available where the Company believes they are appropriate to enable employees with disabilities and others to effectively perform their job. IBM fosters a working environment that is free of all forms of harassment out of respect for our employees and all those with whom we do business.
This policy is based on sound business judgment and anchored in our IBM Values. Every manager in IBM is expected to abide by our policy, and all applicable laws on this subject, and to uphold IBM’s commitment to workforce diversity.