What does Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging mean to us?
Diversity – We accept and value individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and personalities, including gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, language, education, and so on. Our differences broaden our perspectives and further push us to keep innovating and building a thriving work environment.
Inclusion – Creating a workplace in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.
Belonging – Feeling safe and valued within a community. Belonging isn’t something an employee can create for themselves, it’s a commitment shared by all employees to create a workplace where employees can be their authentic selves, to be accepted and appreciated for who they are.
"Building a better world is a part of our business, and we feel a sense of responsibility to lead the industry in diversity, equity, and inclusion. When every employee feels they have a voice and can bring their whole selves to Lumentum, we can be more innovative, agile, and competitive to achieve our greatest ambitions."
Alan Lowe, President and Chief Executive Officer
What is our mission?
At Lumentum, we aim to foster an environment in which all employees feel included and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to the table. Each employee’s unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints are valued—for our differences strengthen us as a company and increase our competitive advantage.
As a global, multi-cultural company driven by innovation, we continue to strive for a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone has a sense of belonging. Our diversity, inclusion, and belonging objectives seek to create a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization's success.
Lumentum’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Council—a dedicated and diverse mix of global leaders representing all Lumentum business and functional areas—are continually looking for ways to achieve these objectives. Our council takes into consideration relevant factors such as race/ethnicity, identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, and veteran status.
Our Current Initiatives
- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Lumentum is committed to creating voluntary, employee-led groups of individuals with shared characteristics or life experiences. In 2020, we launched our first ERGs for Black/African Americans, early-career professionals, LatinX, and women. We continue to expand these support systems and have recently launched an ERG representing Asian-Americans.
- Scholarships and Internships: A scholarship program with ten partner universities and four Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) to provide internship opportunities with a $10,000 scholarship awarded at the successful completion of the internship.
- Partnerships: Our University Relations program engages in partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
- Unconscious Bias Training: All managers and leaders within the company participate in unconscious bias training to increase awareness of biases, diversify the recruiting pool, and further equity across the entire organization.
Since starting, we have joined forces as a global company to create a brighter future for all, reaching every opportunity to help our employees, potential employees, and local communities.
This is just the beginning of our journey. As we increase awareness and gain an understanding of the challenges that we face, we are committed to better ourselves, our culture, and our entire organization. We continue to look for ways to leverage our resources to ensure our employees feel valued and that their specific needs are met. We strive to cultivate a workplace and a society where all can prosper.