People Are Our Priority
At Dollar Tree, Inc., our primary goal is to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where our individual differences are respected and appreciated. We also believe in implementing policies and partnering with organizations and vendors that ensure equitable and ethical treatment and support of all people. We’ve established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Executive Council, comprised of a diverse group of senior leaders from each division of the company, to advocate for strategies that promote and embrace diversity, ensure fair treatment, and enable everyone to feel welcome and have equal access to opportunities and resources. Our DEI Executive Council works to build and maintain an inclusive environment at Dollar Tree, Inc. and in the communities we serve through our Allyship Guide and representing employee resource groups, such as the Champions of Women and Pride, that work together to help our employees and their allies better support one another.
Creating a More Equitable and Inclusive Company Culture
Diversity makes us a better organization. Having a diverse team allows us to better connect with each other, our customers, and our community. That’s why our goal is to create an inclusive environment and diverse workforce where our individual differences are understood, respected, and appreciated.
Our DEI programs and initiatives are focused on providing our associates with career growth opportunities in a safe, positive, and professional work environment. We are working hard to attract and recruit a more diverse talent network and retain current associates by providing advancement and promotion opportunities. We believe this will increase overall associate satisfaction, while also increasing our organization’s ability to positively impact the communities we serve — many communities where the effects of systemic racism are inescapable.
Associate DEI Training and Education
Dollar Tree, Inc. is providing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for employees that promotes an open, company-wide conversation about systemic racism, unconscious biases, and preventing racial profiling. We also reinforce our DEI values through posters, live presentations, and educational materials such as our Allyship Guide that educates associates on racism, helping them identify ways to take action and understand what it truly means to be an ally to underrepresented groups.
Partnering with Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Dollar Tree, Inc. has partnered with local Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to provide scholarships, internships, and on-campus events to create awareness of career opportunities within our organization. We aim to showcase our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and increase diversity in our talent network.
Our Associates Embrace and Celebrate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Dollar Tree, Inc. Celebrates Pride Month
The Company celebrated the LGBTQ+ community on June 22 at the SSC. Associates wore ribbons and Pride colors, and booths were set up by local organizations for associates to visit and learn more about the important services they provide to the LGBTQ+ community. SSC associates also presented a panel discussion to share their experiences and allyship of the LGBTQ+ community to increase awareness and understanding of the community in the workplace.
“I Have a Dream” Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Executive Council hosted the celebration on January 17. A free continental breakfast was provided for SSC and Distribution Center 1 associates and five showings of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” and “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speeches were shown in the SSC auditorium where associates had the opportunity to view the iconic speeches based on their schedules.
International Women's Day Celebration
We observed International Women's Day on March 8 celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s campaign theme was #BreaktheBias focusing on breaking the bias in our communities and workplaces by recognizing gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping every time we see it. Associates wore ribbons and the color purple, and attended a Rock Stars of Retail Roundtable Discussion where female associates discussed their careers and achievements.
Diversity by the Numbers
This chart reflects the demographics of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar’s U.S. workforce in fiscal year 2021. It does not necessarily add up to 100% because it excludes “no response,” or because of rounding.
Total = 206,360
Ensuring Fair and Ethical Labor
Dollar Tree and Family Dollar respect the human rights and dignity of all people and are committed to the fair and ethical treatment of all workers, not only in our retail stores, distribution centers, and corporate offices, but also in our international supply chain. We have a number of internal policies in place for our associates, and we will not conduct business with factories that do not respect basic human rights. In addition, we require all vendors to comply with our Code of Vendor Conduct and partner with independent third-party organizations that conduct social compliance audits of new and existing direct-import vendor facilities. We are dedicated to the elimination of forced labor, child labor, and discrimination in employment of any kind.
Ethical and Social Policies
At Dollar Tree, Inc., we are committed to providing our customers with products that are ethically sourced, safe, and reliable. We take the time to ensure our organization and the vendors and manufacturers we do business with prevent instances of slavery and human trafficking, and we abide by the laws surrounding internationally recognized human rights. We’ve implemented a number of policies to ensure our team is treated well and the labor that goes into the products we sell is ethical.
Our Code of Vendor ConductThis policy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that every link in our supply chain understands and agrees to abide by our expectations with respect to product safety and quality, ethical and socially responsible sourcing, and compliance with all applicable laws.
Code of EthicsThis code promotes honest and ethical conduct; accurate disclosures in public reports, documents, and communications; compliance with all applicable laws; and the protection of Company assets.
California Transparency in Supply Chain ActThis act requires all large retailers and manufacturers to inform consumers of their efforts to prevent slavery and human trafficking in their direct supply chain.
2022 Corporate Sustainability Report
Our latest Corporate Sustainability Report details the many ways Dollar Tree, Inc. is positively engaging on issues important to our stakeholders — from customers, associates, and suppliers to the neighborhoods, towns, and rural communities our more than 16,000 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores serve. It discusses our operating results, outlook, growth, and plans for the future, in addition to highlighting our Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives.