Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI Activities


Advisory Board to Bring DEI Issues to the Forefront
Advisory Board to Bring DEI Issues to the Forefront

SPE’s commitment to DEI principals led to the formation of an Advisory Board to support DEI within the Society and the plastics industry.

SPE Foundation Makes DEI a Top Priority
SPE Foundation Makes DEI a Top Priority

DEI is not an entirely new concept to SPE. DEI programs and initiatives were established early on by the SPE Foundation.

SPE’s First Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Manufacturing Event Taking Place in December
SPE’s First Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Manufacturing Event Taking Place in December

SPE’s series of four DEI events kicks off with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Manufacturing taking place during Advanced Manufacturing East from December 6-7, 2021 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Serving Under-Resourced Communities Meaningful and Essential to Foundation
Serving Under-Resourced Communities Meaningful and Essential to Foundation

One of SPE Foundation’s community partners, Ecotek Science Lab, which has over 15-years experience working with under-resourced communities, helped to educate the Foundation about the lack of persistent and effective STEM outreach and education in certain geographical areas.

SPE's Involvement in
      the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment Led to Focusing on DEI Issues
SPE's Involvement in the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment Led to Focusing on DEI Issues

As a founding member of the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment, SPE has collaborated on creating tools, guidelines and business practices to remove the barriers to inclusion which caused many women (and some others) to leave the field.




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