Economic Inclusion Driving DE&I

Delivering innovation through DE&I

Commitment starts at the top

Tim Steigerwald, President and CEO
Tim Steigerwald

"Messer is committed to leadership in creating economic opportunities for all segments of our regional communities. We believe sustainable change requires strategic relationships with minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses and a commitment of our resources and capital. If we are to sustain growth and continue to compete in this ever-changing business environment, it is imperative that our supplier diversity initiatives continue to support and uplift diverse businesses within our communities."

Stan Williams, VP, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
Stanford T Williams, Jr

“Our commitment has produced national recognition, outstanding results, and a strengthened workforce and diverse supply chain that continues to create sustainable change in our communities. We must continue to work diligently to drive the power of economic inclusion throughout the company, on every Messer project and into our communities."

Sonya Walton, VP, Economic Inclusion

"Diversifying our workforce and supply chain provides innovative solutions for success. The growth of local diverse businesses results in job creation within our communities. When citizens within our communities are working, the economic vitality of our communities thrives. When our communities are thriving, our nation’s economy gets stronger. The bottom line: Economic Inclusion is a vital difference maker for everyone."

Economic Inclusion Driving DE&I brochure

This brochure details Messer's supplier diversity, workforce diversity and community engagement strategies, as well as company-wide efforts, contacts, and more.

Header photo courtesy of UC Foundation

Creating sustainable change through:

Workforce Diversity

Recruiting and retaining the best diverse talent to drive innovative thinking

Supplier Diversity

Committed to doing business with minority-, women- and veteran-owned firms.

Community Engagement

Actively engaged in professional organizations that serve minorities and women.

Focused on impact and results

Creating opportunities for diverse businesses, hiring a diverse workforce and investing in community partnerships makes our workforce and our neighborhoods stronger.

Vice President of Economic Inclusion Sonya Walton highlights Messer's focus areas and the impact and change it brings to individuals throughout our regions.


Sonya Walton, VP, Economic Inclusion
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