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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion

At Post Consumer Brands®, we are committed to bringing every employee along by creating spaces where anyone can voice their opinion and drive the future of our company.

Our diversity, equity and inclusion advisory committee

Diversity, equity and inclusion is a journey. To organize our efforts and offer employees more concrete ways to get involved, we maintain a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee. The committee focuses on four areas—the workplace, workforce, community and marketplace.

Employees come from all areas of the company and have diverse backgrounds and continually work with leadership to implement or enhance ideas and programs. Read about some of those efforts below.

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Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the Workplace

An effective team is one with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Our efforts to build diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace focus on training, belonging, awareness and dialogue.

Training and education

Nearly all Post Consumer Brands employees have completed diversity and inclusion training. Employees not only learn how to handle their own bias in the workplace but also gain a better awareness of the racial divides that exist in our communities.

Employee resource groups

As one of the most significant ways our employees foster a sense of inclusion and belonging, the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at Post Consumer Brands provide connection, professional development and opportunities to meet employees across the company that share experiences and interests. Current ERGs include the Women’s Development Network, LEAD (Latinos Engaging Attracting Developing) Hispanic Development Network and Pride LGBTQ+ Resource Network.

Cultural awareness and dialogue resources

Employees at Post Consumer Brands have access to a broad library of resources addressing many critical topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion. We also equip leaders with the tools they need to guide their team through these discussions.

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Developing the manufacturing workforce

In the Post Consumer Brands hiring process and the broader workforce, we are pursuing the following efforts to develop a more diverse, equitable and inclusive food manufacturing industry:

STEM education

We sponsor STEM education programs across the U.S. that encourage women and underserved students to pursue careers in science, technology and engineering. Read more about our Battle Creek team’s mentor and sponsor program in partnership with Women in Science and Engineering. 

University relations

We’re working to expand our relationships with minority-serving colleges and universities. Post Consumer Brands’ newly formed DEI Outreach Network offers any employee the opportunity to offer ideas that help shape our recruitment efforts and participate as a company ambassador at career fairs, student group panel discussions, and other campus engagement events.

Hiring process and culture development

Each year, the Post Consumer Brands Talent team works with the DEI Advisory Committee to review hiring practices, and other hiring related materials, with the aim of eliminating unintended bias and improving inclusivity. Additionally, all hiring managers and those involved in the hiring process complete diversity, equity and inclusion training specific to hiring to help identify and address their biases.

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Prioritizing diversity in the marketplace

As part of our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, we work to authentically connect with diverse groups to understand their needs and preferences so we can market our products responsibly and inclusively. Our marketing strives to represent the diversity of the families who enjoy our food.

Inclusive marketing

We take measures to ensure Post Consumer Brands’ products are promoted to an audience as diverse as the people who enjoy them. It starts with our people. In recent years, we have invited speakers to highlight diverse communications and inspire our teams to evaluate their own brands’ marketing and inclusivity.

We also partner across the organization to share perspectives and ideas. For example, Honey Bunches of Oats® cereal is the leading brand among Hispanic households. The Post Consumer Brands Marketing teams work closely with our Latino and Hispanic Employee Resource Group to translate marketing materials and reach Spanish-speaking audiences more authentically.

Grape-Nuts® cereal recently recognized their 125-year anniversary and the brand’s legacy of sponsoring adventurers, like Sir Admiral Byrd, by donating over $100,000 to support female mountain climbers, hikers and other adventurers. Meet the women taking center stage in a historically male-dominated field.

Post employees work together to package food for the less fortunate
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In 2023, Post Consumer Brands packed or donated over 58,000 meals for diverse families in need as a part of the Ingredients for Good volunteer month

Building up our community

At Post Consumer Brands, we are passionate about creating a culture of acceptance and participation, which we cultivate through projects such as our DEI Grant Program and corporate volunteer activities.

Diversity, equity and inclusion grant program

In 2022, we distributed grants to local organizations chosen by employees as part of our Black History Month Recognition. This is part of a broader, growing focus on grassroots giving—providing employees with the opportunity to identify diverse and underserved organizations that need support.

Supporting diverse communities through volunteering

Ingredients for Good is Post Consumer Brands’ companywide month of volunteering held each year throughout April. Employee efforts specifically aim to address food access in historically underserved communities of color. While projects may vary across the U.S. and Canada based on our communities’ unique needs, all employees are focused on the same goal—to feed hungry families. Read more about Ingredients for Good.

Our latest empowering people efforts

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August 23, 2023

United Way Day of Action 2023: Post Employees Help Assemble Backpacks for Minnesota Students

Post® partnered with Greater Twin Cities United Way to empower local students and support education by packing 1,200 backpacks through Action Day activities.

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July 11, 2023

Post Consumer Brands Named as a Top Minnesota Employer

Through Minnesota-based employee survey feedback, Post® was named a top 200 workplace for 2023.

Group of Post's summer 2022 interns at the Lakeville office

August 25, 2022

What Have Our Interns Been up to?

Hear directly from our summer interns on how they spent their time with Post Consumer Brands®.

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