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Cole-Parmer is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We have been and will continue to be committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting and training the most qualified individuals for positions at all levels within the organization. Only through obtaining, utilizing and enhancing the abilities of superior candidates at all levels will the Company be able to achieve its goals. We will, therefore, maintain our commitment to and support of, equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. Our commitment to equal employment opportunity extends to any other protected classes which may exist under applicable law.
Every manager and supervisor of the organization and its divisions and subsidiaries is responsible for ensuring that the spirit and intent of the Company’s goals, Affirmative Action Program and Equal Employment Opportunity policies are achieved. Employees have the responsibility of treating co-workers and all other individuals with dignity and respect and to help the Company in achieving these goals.
The organization will take affirmative action to ensure that all employment practices, such as advertising, recruitment, hiring, promotion, Company-sponsored training, educational assistance, transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, and social and recreational programs are free of discrimination or harassment with regard to the categories listed above.
Cole-Parmer has a Zero Tolerance policy and is opposed to all forms of harassment or retaliation, including sexual, racial, and ethnic or religious harassment, regardless of whether the harassment or retaliation occurs directly or indirectly. Verbal or physical conduct directed at a person’s race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status may constitute harassment and is prohibited.
This statement reaffirms our dedication to the principles of equal employment opportunity and our expectation that all employees will lend their full support to furthering the Company’s success through implementation of those principles.
-Bernd Brust, Chairman and CEO