At Mattel Everyone Plays. For us, this is serious business.
It is a guiding principle for our global business approach to
diversity and inclusion.
We understand that a culture rich in diversity is key to
business success. It allows us to better understand the
business opportunities in various markets around the world,
and develop products that resonate with consumers in diverse
As the world's largest toy company, Mattel's global
workforce is diverse by any measure, be it ethnicity, race,
religion or gender. However, Mattel doesn't see diversity in
such limited terms. Rather, Mattel is committed to a broader
global perspective. More importantly, we have a business
imperative to think globally. Today, nearly half of Mattel's
sales come from outside the US. And in the future, Mattel's
greatest sales potential will be from its growing
Diversity and inclusion are an integral part of our
business strategy, and help ensure that we are able to
continue meeting our customers' evolving needs. Our Office of
Global Diversity provides expertise and guidance, but
diversity and inclusion are everyone's responsibility at
Mattel. I personally own our goals, strategies, and results
for customers, employees and the communities in which we live
We apply this mindset strategically to ensure our workforce
is diverse and is able to apply a broad range of knowledge,
experience, perspectives and insights to meeting our
customers' evolving needs.
Within the US, Mattel's commitment to encouraging inclusion
within the workforce is exemplified by our longstanding
relationship with INROADS, an internship program designed to
develop and place talented minority youth in business and
industry and prepare them for corporate and community
leadership. Through INROADS we afford interns the chance to
participate in unique leadership development opportunities.
Mattel has partnered with INROADS since 1998 and since then
117 young men and women have interned at Mattel.
Our commitment to diversity can also be seen in our
outreach to communities. In more than 20 countries throughout
Europe, Latin America and Asia, Mattel employees volunteer to
support their local Special Olympics. Whether they are passing
out water, offering a hug of encouragement, or participating
in the sports themselves, Mattel employees are supporting
children and adults with intellectual disabilities around the
world as part of Team Mattel, the largest global corporate
team of volunteers in Special Olympics' history. In China,
manufacturing employees volunteer alongside their management
counterparts to make a meaningful difference in the lives of
local disabled children through their work at the Nanhai
Additionally, we commit to purchase from a supplier base
representative of our employees, consumers, retail customers
and communities. Mattel recognizes the importance of supplier
diversity in all aspects of our procurement practices and,
therefore, it is included in our global diversity initiative.
Moving forward as one inclusive organization, Mattel will
continue its long heritage of being a committed and inspired
outstanding corporate citizen, committed to our communities
and to acting responsibly.