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Creating a more inclusive culture

As a leading global agribusiness, CHS can and should be a leader in building a workplace grounded in our value of inclusion – where excellence and growth stem from diverse thinking. At CHS, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is welcomed, respected and empowered to succeed.

Our goal is to help us all understand ways to help everyone at CHS feel valued just as they are.

— Jay Debertin CHS president and chief executive officer

Our inclusion and diversity commitment

To build a workplace culture where everyone feels welcome, respected and valued, we are:

  • Keeping employees' experiences and ideas at the center of our efforts
  • Implementing an inclusion strategy that touches every part of our culture and marketplace presence
  • Measuring the diversity and engagement of our workforce

Measuring our diversity: 25% of our global workforce are women; 9% of our U.S. workforce are people of color

Our commitment

Our progress

To live our value of inclusion, we’re committed to listening and taking action. We believe progress will only happen if we do both. Here are some of our most recent steps:

  • All CHS people leaders and human resources professionals — nearly 20% of the workforce — received inclusion and diversity training in fiscal year 2022. Remaining employees will have access to diversity and inclusion information in fiscal year 2023.
  • We continue to expand our ERG network and launched CultivateHER - a subchapter of Women in Leadership (WIL).
  • In order to ensure objective job classifications and hiring and promotion decisions for all employees, we recently implemented a companywide career framework and have realigned on which positions should require relevant work experience and which require a 4-year degree.
  • To enable our lens of inclusion and diversity in our marketplace presence, we started tracking supplier diversity in our strategic sourcing process.

Measuring our progress: Since 2019, we have seen a 12% improvement in our employees feeling like they can be themselves at work and a 4% improvement in our engagement survey I&D index score.

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Our progress

It’s tough to feel like you’re contributing enough to both your military obligations and your civilian career, but the attitude at CHS has been very supportive. My supervisor helps me figure out what’s going to work for everybody – and my team loves seeing videos I send from the plane.

– Rebecca Logistics specialist

The employee resource group, Mozaiko, has allowed for me to have an open and honest dialogue about our cultural differences. It also created an environment that I can have fun, show up and be my best self at work.

– Jaha Business systems analyst

It would be hard to find a better experience with another company when you are part-time military. The support I receive from all levels of the company is amazing. Many of the people that I work with in the military do not have as great of an experience with their companies as I have had with CHS.

– Nick Associate project management specialist

Inclusion matters to me because it’s a major contributing factor in my career development and overall wellness. It’s important that I’m part of a work culture where I can be my authentic self, my voice is lifted up and I’m afforded access to equal opportunities. Without inclusion, none of that is possible.

– Janea Talent acquisition operations specialist

Inclusion as a core value

At CHS, our people are at the heart of everything we do. Through inclusive, diverse teams, we will deliver opportunities for collaboration and growth.


Creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed, respected and empowered to succeed.


Difference within a group or structure based on identities and life experiences.


Acknowledging barriers and ensuring all are removed so everyone can grow, contribute, and develop.


Unhindered access to information, experiences, environments, and systems for people of all abilities and life experiences.

Inclusion as a core value

Employee resource groups

Our employee resource groups offer CHS team members the chance to build community and connect through shared interests. These groups are inclusive, employee-led and leader-sponsored.

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Women in Leadership Logo
CultivateHER logo

External partnerships

We invest in partnerships that create a broad and diverse agriculture workforce and talent pipeline:

As a military friendly employer, we’re proud to have nearly 500 self-identified veterans on our team. These partnerships reinforce our commitment to hiring military veterans:

External partnerships

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