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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusive Culture. Diverse Talent. Inspired Innovation.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to Corning’s belief in the fundamental dignity of The Individual – one of Corning’s seven core Values. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive.

Wendell Weeks, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President

"We depend on diversity of ideas, experiences, and perspectives to develop solutions to tough problems, identify opportunities for growth, and unleash new capabilities that make a positive difference in the world.”

Corning’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion has Never Been Stronger

Corning’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

We are passionate about the individuals who make up our company and believe it is incumbent upon our leaders – and all of us as colleagues – to create and maintain an environment where employees can contribute to their potential. Valuing diversity and inclusion is key to this mindset.

While Corning’s formal diversity journey began in the early 1970s, we are a company whose success as one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science has been built by the brilliance and determination of our diverse workforce for more than 165 years. Today we celebrate diversity and inclusion on a global scale with more than 40,000 employees in nearly 25 countries.

It is a priority for us to attract, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best diverse talent with deep technical and commercial knowledge. We want Corning to be the employer of choice for these individuals, and we distinguish ourselves through our strong Values, approach to inclusion, and a robust portfolio of employee development offerings.

Another priority is to expand leadership opportunities for Corning’s diverse emerging talent, and this focus is paying off. Over the past decade, our diversity and inclusion efforts have significantly improved the representation of diverse individuals at the highest levels of the organization. Going forward, we will continue these efforts to ensure our diverse talent is given every opportunity to be a part of the global leadership team that carries Corning forward in our chosen markets for another 165 years.

Supporting Employees with Employee Resource Groups

At Corning, we understand that new employees need ways to meet their colleagues and network as they learn about our company and integrate themselves into our culture. One of the best ways to do this is by joining an Employee Resource Group (ERG). We proudly sponsor a variety of ERGs that represent vital employee constituencies. Over the last 10 years we have added new groups to better reflect the expanding dimensions of diversity and inclusion. All ERGs are open to all Corning employees who are interested in joining.

Great Things Come from the Synergies of Our Differences

Successful global innovation at Corning depends on diversity of thought, experience, background, and the unique traits of individuals working in our collaborative, inclusive culture. Encouraging the full participation of our employees and leveraging their different perspectives generates new ideas that drive Corning’s next great invention. Breakthroughs occur when our employees’ passion for science meshes with Corning’s markets of interest, delivering benefits to society, and bringing value to our company. We hold the diverse people who comprise our global workforce of innovators in the highest regard, and we know our commitment to diversity and inclusion will continue to be a source of our strength as well as a competitive advantage.

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