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Deluxe’s Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Strategy

Deluxe recognizes inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) as an internal and external business imperative. We promote and sustain a culture of inclusion across the organization to strengthen our brand.

Vision

At Deluxe, inclusion, diversity and equity are authentically reflected in all that we do.

Mission

To empower people to bring their full authentic selves to work as One Deluxe and foster an environment that reflects the diverse communities we serve.

We are committed to driving meaningful change in our workplace at Deluxe. Not only are we committed to a more inclusive work environment, but we’re creating a more diverse environment that benefits all employees. What started with our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Task Force has been elevated with newly created roles that help us to strategically leverage diversity and inclusion to accelerate Deluxe’s mission to power prosperity around the world.”

DELUXER Art H.
Executive Director, Employee Relations and Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, Deluxe Corporation

Barry M

At Deluxe, we cultivate a workplace that supports open dialogue on complex and difficult conversations about equity and inclusivity. My goal is and always will be to foster a work environment that is inclusive and open to all. With this type of culture, we will continue to champion business so communities thrive."

DELUXER Barry M.
CEO, Deluxe Corporation

Employee Resource Groups

In 2020, Deluxe formed its Employee Resource Committee and established four Employee Resource Groups dedicated to fostering inclusion and diversity at Deluxe. In doing so, we have accelerated understanding across the Deluxe family and have expanded our own diversity and inclusion efforts.

In the same year, Deluxe added four new Employee Resource Groups, bringing the total number to eight. Additionally, each group has a dedicated member of our executive leadership team who champions the cause. Our executive leaders meet with their respective groups on a quarterly basis to offer support and share insight.

Paquel Austin Portrait

An inclusive environment for all African Americans and allies.

An inclusive environment for all African Americans and allies

Paquel Austin Portrait

DELUXER Paquel Austin

African American Lead

DELUXER Paquel Austin

African American Lead

Paquel Austin Portrait

Hello I am Paquel Austin and i serve as the lead for the African-American employee resource group and the purpose of the African American erg is to create an inclusive environment for all employees that identify as black or African American at deluxe be it salary or hourly employees but the beauty about the African American erg is that you don't have to identify as black or African American to be a part of this employee resource group we are building a community of those employees who identify as black and African American but also a community of allies and supporters and our focus is on highlighting the African American culture and celebrating black excellence but also we want to provide forums and information to help educate and empower and tear down those stereotypes and labels that have been unfairly placed on this community and this culture but ultimately we exist to transform the culture of deluxe we want to take this 106 year old company and be part of the transformation and evolution in making it a more inclusive diverse and equitable workplace.

We’ve taken the letters from the word DELUXE and created a purpose for our group which is to (D) Deliver (E) Empower, (L) Love, (U) Unite, (X) Xenial and (E) Execute an inclusive environment for all African Americans and raise awareness of the Deluxe African American culture.

What is the goal of your Employee Resource Group?

  • Create an inclusive environment for all African American employees and allies
  • Raise awareness of the African American culture
  • Address and minimize stereotypes/labels
  • Transform the Deluxe culture
  • Strengthen community partnerships through sponsorship and participation in community events that promote inclusion, diversity and equity.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of an ERG?

  • Promote professional and leadership development.
  • Build cultural awareness, and respect in the Deluxe (organization) workplace.
  • Provide an organizational resource for recruitment and retention.
  • Provide insights and expertise to create a safe, productive and engaging work environment.
Terri Byron Portrait

We strive to inform, promote and understand all disabilities.

We strive to inform, promote and understand all disabilities.

Terri Byron Portrait

DELUXER Terri Byron

AVID Co-lead

DELUXER Terri Byron

AVID Co-lead

Terri Byron Portrait

My name is Terry Byron and i am the co-lead for the awareness of visible and invisible disabilities employee resource group many disabilities are easy to see but so many remain hidden our group supports all of our employees from both categories in supporting others we learn so much about what they deal with we try to inform and promote understanding across all of our company we welcome anyone into our group those with disabilities their caregivers and even those who just wish to support and learn we are an inclusive and diverse group filled with people who will share support laugh and even cry with each other in a safe and friendly environment.

From Autism and ADHD to mental illness and depression, AVID (Awareness of Visible and Invisible Disabilities) encompasses all disabilities in all ages, whether you can see them or not.

What is the goal of your Employee Resource Group?

We strive to inform and promote understanding of all disabilities across the company. We are here to be an ear to listen, a resource for help and to give others a chance to be of help.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of an ERG?

Being part of an employee resource group is a great way to participate in an area you feel strongly about, to meet others with similar experiences and to broaden your horizon in meeting others in your company you might not otherwise get a chance to engage with.

Efrain Perez Portrait

We improve the lives of Hispanic employees and their families at Deluxe, while having a little fun.

We improve the lives of Hispanic employees and their families at Deluxe, while having a little fun.

Efrain Perez Portrait

DELUXER Efrain Perez

Hispanic Co-lead

DELUXER Efrain Perez

Hispanic Co-lead

Efrain Perez Portrait

Hi I'm Efrain Perez co-lead of the hispanic employee resource group at deluxe our employee resource group has two missions one is to have a little fun we have a monthly cafecito we have mentoring opportunities we have a cookbook and this year we're going to have a zoom dance class second we try to be advocates advocates for hispanics inside and outside of the organization outside the organization partner would be the match be the match as a bone marrow registry to try to increase minorities inside the registry secondly inside the organization we try to advocate for our different types of employees hourly employees who work at our different sites might not necessarily get all the same information and so trying to create documentation in Spanish and give them better opportunities to connect into the opportunities we have whether it be college education or anything of the sort.

Hispanic ERG exists to advocate for the promotion and continued progress of Inclusion and Diversity efforts on behalf of the Hispanic employees at Deluxe.

What is the goal of your Employee Resource Group?

The goal of Hispanic ERG is to improve the lives of Hispanic employees and their families at Deluxe, while having a little fun. This goes from senior leaders to hourly workers by advocating and making change at Deluxe in terms of access to Spanish materials and signage, better communication of additional benefits for our hourly workers, and mentoring opportunities.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of an ERG?

ERGs offer a group with a built-in connection to do activities outside of the daily work we do. Things like: helping our community at Deluxe, volunteering opportunities outside of Deluxe, educational opportunities, Zoom dancing classes and a chance to meet some interesting people are just a few of the benefits.

Jenny Goodale Portrait

Developing leadership skills to become better versions of ourselves.

Developing leadership skills to become better versions of ourselves.

Jenny Goodale Portrait

DELUXER Jenny Goodale

Emerging Leaders Co-lead

DELUXER Jenny Goodale

Emerging Leaders Co-lead

Jenny Goodale Portrait

Hello my name is Jenny Goodale and i am one of the co-leads here at deluxe corporation for the emerging leaders employee resource group with this group we help develop our future leaders as well as current leaders if you have the title or not you've been in the workforce for a year or 30 years everyone is welcome we are helping grow networks give development training as well as volunteer opportunities we are doing different speaking events we have speakers our executives here at deluxe as well as outside speakers and we are giving advice on networking career advancement uh what kind of benefits do we even have at deluxe and so much more we would love to have you here at deluxe and help join our employee resource group.

Through networking events, development training and volunteering, the Emerging Leaders Employee Resource Group exists to provide Deluxers the opportunity to build rich, professional connections, develop critical leadership skills and give back to our local communities.

What is the goal of your Employee Resource Group?

Our goal is to help build leadership skills to become better versions of ourselves.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of an ERG?

Joining an ERG is a great idea for anyone at any company. You get to understand how a certain group thinks, as well as to make yourself a better person. Whether you are joining a group that you identify with or one that you don’t, you will learn so much from the individuals in the group and the speakers they bring in. ERGs help create a community within an organization — which is especially important during times when we feel isolated while working from home.

Leslie Tolly Portrait

We value the skills Veterans bring to our workforce.

We value the skills Veterans bring to our workforce.

Leslie Tolly Portrait

DELUXER Leslie Tolly

Veterans Co-lead

DELUXER Leslie Tolly

Veterans Co-lead

Leslie Tolly Portrait

Hi my name is Leslie Tolly and I'm a co-leader of the veterans employee resource group some of the purposes of the veterans employee research group here at Deluxe include promoting professional and leadership development opportunities we also like to build cultural awareness of inclusiveness and respect in the workplace we also provide an organizational resource for recruitment and retention of veterans and military spouses and then finally we'd like to strengthen community partnerships so many of our members do use their volunteer time off to volunteer within their home towns and their community for veteran organizations but really this group is about support about inclusiveness about being an ear to listen to or just to bounce ideas off of.

The purpose of the Veterans ERG is to promote membership of employees from all journeys in life, irrespective of their history or affiliation. We value the skills veterans bring to our workforce and we are dedicated to helping Deluxe hire and retain veterans. We strive to raise awareness to veterans' issues and strengthen the esprit de corps within Deluxe and the community. Veterans ERG provides support and direction to Deluxe senior leadership in representing the rights and interests of the veteran community.

What is the goal of your Employee Resource Group?

  • Support veterans’ events (and raise awareness)
  • Lobby for support of veterans charities
  • Provide guest speaker/video seminars to further awareness within an inclusive workplace
  • Lobby for increased corporate awareness and support of veteran/active military spouses and family members

What are the benefits of becoming a member of an ERG?

  • Provide a safe space and share experiences and support for peers and family members
  • Sense of community
  • Promote and encourage additional learning and professional development for veterans and active military spouses
  • Attract and retain talent
  • Build relationships in the community
  • Represent inclusion and diversity in the workplace
Tomi Hodonu Portrait

Providing resources and support to our working parents.

Providing resources and support to our working parents.

Tomi Hodonu Portrait

DELUXER Tomi Hodonu

Parents Lead

DELUXER Tomi Hodonu

Parents Lead

Tomi Hodonu Portrait

Hello my name is Tomi Hodonu and I'm the lead for the parent ERG the parents ERG started at the right time it was at a point where the pandemic was at its peak and we basically provided a place where we can support each other we can talk about what was happening in the world we can talk about how it was impacting our children and how it was impacting our world and impacting our work also so we have a place where we give each other grace we want to let people know that it's okay for you to strive for your goals professionally while being the best parent that you can we are very appreciative where we can have an erg that is supported by the organization where we can grow learn from each other and basically be the best that we can.

Being a working parent can be a struggle. The Parents ERG works to bring parents at Deluxe together. From how to navigate working and caring for your children amidst a pandemic to sharing helpful information on parenting, we offer many resources for Deluxe parents.

What is the goal of your Employee Resource Group?

Parents ERG was created by Deluxe employees to ensure the voices of parents are heard. Being a parent is such a big part of who we are as people, and we want to make sure that Deluxe is a place where parents can work without feeling like they are compromising their responsibilities as parents.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of an ERG?

ERGs provide a safe and inclusive space for employees in the workplace. They also provide a sense of belonging by providing opportunities to network with colleagues who share similar experiences.

Mark Van Kekerix Portrait

Creating connections and celebrating individuality.

Creating connections and celebrating individuality.

Mark Van Kekerix Portrait

DELUXER Mark Van Kekerix

Pride + Co-lead

DELUXER Mark Van Kekerix

Pride + Co-lead

Mark Van Kekerix Portrait

Hi I'm Mark Van Kekerix co-lead for the pride plus employee resource group at deluxe pride plus erg welcomes those who identify as part of the LGBTQ plus community as well as our allies pride plus is several things it's a way to make connections with other people at deluxe through regular social activities like our book club and movie club first Friday of the month coffee hour virtual happy hour or special events like drag queen bingo it's also a resource for educating deluxe employees about the LGBTW plus community by inviting special guest speakers or planning company-wide pride month activities it's an advocate for policy changes at deluxe that improve the lives of LGBTQ plus employees but most of all it's a group that supports you in being your authentic self at work.

The Pride+ ERG works to create an inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, or questioning employees and their allies by spreading awareness and celebrating individuality.

What is the goal of your Employee Resource Group?

Pride+ ERG’s goal is to make it possible for every LGBTQ+ employee to be their authentic selves at work, so they can bring their full talents to bear in the work they do for Deluxe. To do that, we seek to make social and support connections among members, educate Deluxe employees about the LGBTQ+ community, advocate for policy changes at Deluxe, and promote Deluxe as a great place to work.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of an ERG?

Joining an ERG lets you connect with others like yourself to increase your sense of belonging at the company; create support networks with others around the company; demonstrate leadership to those around you; and ensure that your voice (and the voices of those like you) are heard.

Bea Copeland Portrait

Empowering Women’s contributions and professional development.

Empowering Women’s contributions and professional development.

Bea Copeland Portrait

DELUXER Bea Copeland

Womens Co-lead

DELUXER Bea Copeland

Womens Co-lead

Bea Copeland Portrait

Hi my name is Bea Copeland and i am a proud co-lead of the women's employee resource groups here at deluxe when i think about why I’m a member why I’m engaged in the employee resource groups it's because this is an amazing community of women allies and advocates focused on our personal and professional development through a series of workshops led by powerhouse guest speakers our clubs and activities where we're able to connect and tap into our hobbies cooking clubs and podcasts and book clubs the things that we really enjoy it allows us to build a greater network a greater community the ergs are the the cultural center of deluxe we represent the aspiration that we have as a company to be a place where all are welcome where we are inclusive diverse and have an opportunity to learn to grow with and from people that we might not normally uh intersect with the women's employee resource group is an amazing opportunity for us to meet women that we may not work with every day or Deluxers we may not work with every day from different backgrounds and experiences across the company we even have our own podcast women of deluxe her stories hosted by Candy Barry that does exactly that it talks about the stories of everyday Deluxers and their amazing experiences if you want to learn more come join the women's employee resource group is happy to have you.

Empowering women’s contributions, professional development opportunities and shared support across Deluxe by providing a forum that encourages collaboration, connection and innovation.

What is the goal of your Employee Resource Group?

To bring women of Deluxe, advocates and allies together to strengthen our network, as well as provide enriching personal and professional development experiences.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of an ERG?

ERGs represent the cultural aspirations of companies; membership in an ERG offers an opportunity to connect, as well as learn from and with our colleagues’ diverse backgrounds and experiences. Members also benefit from having a network of peers — encouraging and advocating to ensure their voices are heard and represented in spaces where they may not normally be.

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

In 2020, Deluxe CEO, Barry McCarthy joined an Action for Diversity and Inclusion coalition. More than 1,000 CEOs have joined the coalition, looking to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex and difficult conversations about equality and inclusivity.

The goal of the coalition is to create and maintain environments, platforms and forums where all employees feel comfortable reaching out to colleagues to gain greater awareness of each other’s perspectives and experiences. Deluxe has committed to helping other companies by sharing our successes and challenges as they occur.

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