Equality Act puts ABB values into action

At ABB, we see diversity as a core strength.

The success of any enterprise rests largely on the values that the given organization brings to its work. At ABB, our business is grounded in four essential values: courage, care, curiosity, and collaboration. These values extend to everything we do, but with regard to our employees they mean that we strive to create an inclusive, welcoming workplace.

There are many reasons for this, but one is simply that it’s good business. Companies that behave in this way gain access to the largest possible pool of talent, and research has shown that firms with diverse boards and management teams tend to perform better over the long term.

Currently, there is a bill before the US Congress that mirrors our values and provides for not only a more open and welcoming workplace but a more welcoming society. The Equality Act provides for consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.

At ABB, we do not discriminate on any grounds: gender, ethnic, sexual orientation, cultural, social, religious, or otherwise. We are all human and we see diversity as a core strength. In that spirit, we support the Equality Act and look forward to an even more inclusive working environment where everyone is safe, treated with respect, and able to succeed.

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Michael Gray

Michael joined ABB in December 2008 and is the ABB Country Holding Officer for the United States. He has also served as the US Chief Financial Officer and managed US ABB’s overall financial model, including corporate, ARIC and GBS functions. Building on his expertise in global taxation, mergers and acquisitions, global financing arrangements and project management, he has also acted as Senior Vice President of Taxes for North America and as Global Finance Integration Leader for ABB’s GEIS acquisition.
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