Inclusion and Wellness
“At Align, we provide a vibrant employee experience that encourages inclusion and diversity, supports health and wellness, and inspires and develops personal and professional growth” - Stuart Hockridge, executive vice president, Human Resources
We are fortunate to have a smart, diverse, and agile global team of employees. It’s imperative that we provide a vibrant employee experience and value our employees’ collective voices. As a result, we conduct an employee survey annually. We have a consistently high response rate to our annual surveys and receive consistently high scores in overall engagement and alignment. While we score high, we continue to seek ways to ensure employees can thrive in our business.
Align’s core values of agility, customer, and accountability are more than words to work by, they are words we live by. The actions we take every day speak to who we are as a company and our focus on being truly impactful. We celebrate our differences, and the many ways we support one another— ultimately creating a more inclusive organization and world as we continue transforming smiles and changing lives.
Promoting diversity and encouraging inclusion in the workplace makes Align a more successful, welcoming, and enjoyable place to work. We are committed to building a workforce of diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences and fostering open-mindedness and compassion for all our employees. Our work culture is designed to create financial, health, career, and personal benefits for our employees and organization. We sponsor diverse and cultural recognition events to increase awareness of inclusion and diversity, including its importance in creating an environment where every employee can thrive. Align’s global events recognize and help increase awareness of our commitment to inclusion and diversity, especially its importance in creating an environment where every employee can thrive. A variety of employee resources and standards embody this commitment to diversity and inclusion, including our Global Code of Conduct, Global Speak Up policy, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and Align University education programs covering anti-harassment and discrimination, inclusion, bias, the importance of diversity, cultural awareness, and much more.
Our employee resource groups (ERGs) are based on shared characteristics or life experiences and are open to all employees, including those who do not directly identify with other members but are passionate in supporting the group’s members in creating an educated, supportive, and inclusive culture.
We have incorporated diversity, inclusion and belonging into our policies and practices, education and events, and executive and community programs, including: