Driving Innovation through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion starts from the top
"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." - Tim Steigerwald, President and CEO
“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.” - Stan Williams, Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
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.
Creating Sustainable Change
Creating opportunities for diverse businesses, hiring a diverse workforce and investing in community partnerships makes our workforce and our neighborhoods stronger. Messer accomplishes this through our focus on:
Committed to doing business with minority-, women- and veteran-owned firms.
Recruiting and retaining the best diverse talent to drive innovative thinking.
Actively engaged in professional organizations that serve minorities and women.
2021 Allied Construction Industries Construction Career Advancement Award
2020 Cincinnati Business Courier and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber CLIMB (Cincinnati Lifts Inclusion and Minority Business) Award "Partnering for Success" through the Uptown Workforce Development Initiative (UWDI)
2020 Professional Women’s magazine Best of the Best Top Supplier Diversity Programs
2019 Ohio MSDC Advocate of the Year presented to Sonya Walton, Messer Economic Inclusion Vice President