Embracing Diversity, Creating Inclusion — One Associate at a Time

As the global leader in the home improvement industry, our ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world, where we serve a diverse array of customers, is critical to our success. In order to remain competitive, our workforce must mirror the diversity of the world we operate in.

To serve our customers, we must know our customers. To know our customers, we must reflect our customers. The greater the diversity of our people, the greater our ability to serve our customers.

Associate Resource Groups (ARGs)

At The Home Depot, our associates often take the lead on strengthening our diverse and inclusive workplace through our Associate Resource Groups.

ARGs are voluntary groups of associates who share common interests and backgrounds. Each of the seven ARGs develop and execute initiatives that align with the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy and support member development.

To ensure the successful execution of their missions, each ARG is supported by an executive sponsor and the Diversity and Inclusion organization. The seven ARGs are:

African American Pulse, whose mission is to make The Home Depot the most progressive enterprise in the world by enriching customer service and associate engagement, thereby increasing shareholder value.

INSPIRA focuses on raising awareness of the importance of Hispanic culture and influence to overall company business objectives.

Limitless is committed to creating a work environment where there are no limits on achieving personal and professional goals. In addition, the organization advocates for full access to social, recreational and employment opportunities for associates and customers with challenges or disabilities.

Military Appreciation Group (MAG) provides support for active duty military, veterans and their families within The Home Depot and out in the community. Through partnerships with national and local organizations, like the American Legion, Wounded Warriors Project and Salvation Army, this group of associates supports those still serving by sending care packages, letters to troops and much more. MAG also helps veterans transition into civilian life by developing special programs to integrate new-hires and re-integrate associates into the civilian workforce. In addition, the experience of veteran associates provides excellent mentorship and helps drive service projects and promote events around Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

THD Pride Network’s mission and focus is to raise internal awareness and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender customer segment and promote inclusion and respect for all associates.

Pan Asian Waves promotes programs and activities that support multicultural awareness, associate development and community outreach.

The Women’s Link connects women with opportunities and experiences, and helps increase women’s visibility in order to enhance professional growth and development. This group also supports our efforts at attracting and developing the finest talent, in order to create the best experience for our customers.

Diversity Partners

The Home Depot is proud to partner with community organizations that support our diversity initiatives or represent our diverse communities and associates. Our community partners include:

  • 100 Black Men of Atlanta

  • All About Developmental Disabilities

  • American Corporate Partners

  • Diversity Leadership Council

  • Executive Leadership Council (ELC)

  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)

  • Human Rights Campaign

  • King Center for Non-Violent Social Change

  • Latin American Association

  • Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)

  • National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

  • National Action Network

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

  • National Association of Chinese Americans

  • National Urban League

  • Network of Executive Women

  • Rainbow PUSH Coalition

  • Trumpet Awards Foundation

  • Urban League of Greater Atlanta

  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Supplier Diversity Program

The mission of The Home Depot’s Supplier Diversity Program is to form mutually beneficial partnerships with diverse businesses that allow us to deliver superior products and services and superb customer service, which ultimately increase shareholder value.

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