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NGA Supports DEI

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

NGA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The National Glass Association cultivates a thriving workplace where people can bring their whole selves to work and feel valued for who they are, what they bring and what they do.

We work hard and have high standards and expectations for ourselves and our team members. We celebrate our achievements and stay focused on continuous improvement.

We are committed to NGA’s purpose and vision, and believe diversity, equity and inclusion make us stronger and more successful wherever we are championing the glass and glazing industry and helping our 1,800 members build stronger companies.

Resources Provided by the NGA

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Industry Initiatives


AGC Culture of Care

This initiative is created in partnership between the Associated General Contractors of America and the AGC of Washington to advance the construction industry as the industry of choice for diverse and talented workers by building inclusive work environments in construction firms nationwide.

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

This group is focused on improving the lives of the 47+ million Black Americans through advocacy and advancement of public policies that will root out and end systemic racism. CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion as a platform is the first business-led coalition of its kind with a mission to advance racial equity through public policy.

Manufacturing Institute Roundtable on Racial Inequity

The Manufacturing Institute held a Roundtable on Racial Inequity in Manufacturing Companies and Communities, featuring Eli Lilly and Company and McCormick & Company. The discussion focuses on how manufacturers can promote racial equity in their companies and stem racial injustice in their communities. Get a free recording of the webinar.

NAM Pledge for Action

On September 24, 2020, the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers unanimously approved the Pledge for Action on behalf of manufacturers. "As manufacturers in the United States, we recognize the integral role our industry has in lifting up people and communities, and the opportunity and obligation we have now to stand with and support all people who face injustice," according to NAM. Manufacturers can express their support by signing the pledge.

NAWIC Virtual Town Hall

The National Association of Women in Construction held a town hall, featuring speaker Kim Turner, on DEI in the workplace. Watch the full webinar recording. 

SHRM Together Forward @Work

In 2020, Society for Human Resource Management launched Together Forward @Work to initiate open dialogue about racial inequity in the workplace. SHRM provides tangible tools to construct equitable hiring practices and empathetic cultures.

Articles and Resources

Here's How to Combat Racial Bias at Work

This story was shared anonymously by a woman recalling the early stage of her career when she worked in the headquarters of a U.S.-based implementer. 

How Racism Impacts Construction

In this six-part series, Construction Dive takes a deep look into hate's toll on the industry.

BIPOC Addiction and Mental Health Resources

Mental health disorders and addictions tend to last much longer and create disabilities that are much more significant for BIPOC, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Find addiction and mental health resources specifically for members of the BIPOC community.

One Year Later

Architect Magazine presents a series of articles addressing racism and conversations about race.