At Otis, we believe that our diversity is a strength that allows us to innovate, connect, grow and thrive together in a taller, faster, smarter world.
That’s why our approximately 68,000 colleagues are taking time this October to focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in a global celebration we’re calling We Are Many Voices Month – our approach to recognizing Global Diversity Awareness Month.
Otis colleagues will take part in events and engage in meaningful conversations about purpose and courage, mental health and well-being, generational awareness and more to recognize our diversity, foster the inclusive environment we aspire to, and identify where more still can be done. We are Many Voices month is an important step in Our Commitment to Change, Otis’ social justice initiative to build and sustain a workforce that mirrors the diversity of our customers and the communities where we live and work, and to be a place where every voice feels safe, welcomed and heard.
Otis will also launch its first, voluntary self-ID campaign, called “Free to Be Me,” asking colleagues in 40 countries to self-identify across a number of categories, including race, gender and other categories in compliance with local legal regulations – the results of which will help us build new meaningful programs, policies and partnerships.
“We are many voices, and our global celebration of diversity, equity and inclusion allows us to recognize one another, our authentic selves, and the value we all bring to Otis and our customers each day,” said Chief People Officer Abbe Luersman. “While we are proud of what we have accomplished, we recognize there is more to do – and events like We Are Many Voices Month provide the opportunity to focus our attention on this critical part of our culture, so that we can come together to win as one.”