Abercrombie & Fitch

Measurement & Accountability

Since the start of the initiative, we have seen marked improvement in the diversity of our in-store staff. We continue to work at this and other aspects of our initiative, but here are a few key facts as of April 30th, 2010 that we are proud of.
  • Our in-store workforce, as a whole is 50.22% people of color
  • Our in-store models are 48.44% people of color
  • Our in-store managers-in-training are 41.04% people of color

Leadership & Associate Engagement

In order to drive the initiative forward each and everyday, a number of our associates – at Home Office, across stores and in our Distribution Center – are actively involved in leading the work.
  • Executive Diversity Council – a leadership group mostly comprised of Senior Vice President’s and above from a cross-section of business units, including: Human Resources, Store Operations, Sourcing and our Swiss office are charged with providing support for the initiative company-wide.
  • Stores Diversity Council – a stores specific leadership group, comprised of District Managers and Recruiters are charged with auditing and implementing our initiative at the store level.
  • Distribution Center Diversity Council – a distribution center specific leadership group that is represented by Human Resource leaders and line managers and charged with implementing our strategy across our distribution facilities.

Internal & External Communication

Since launching our initiative, we have made significant strides and embraced the conversation around diversity and inclusion. The links below are evidence of that dialogue, how forward thinking we have been in our approach to this issue and ways we are contributing to these conversations.

"From Bland to Brand" featured in DiversityExecutive magazine

"Diversity Paradox" featured in DiversityExecutive magazine

"Global Diversity: Navigating International Differences" featured in DiversityExecutive magazine

Training & Education

In order to educate our associate population – domestically and internationally – we recently launched our newest training program titled, Building CulturalDexterity™. The course teaches our associates how to lead across cultural differences, filter business decisions through different value lenses and respond to expectations from people who may have grown up with different experiences.