Univar Solutions Congratulates Robert L. Wood as one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

by Savoy Staff

Univar Solutions is pleased to congratulate our Board Director, Robert L. Wood, for being named as one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors for 2021 by Savoy Magazine. Since 2016, Mr. Wood has been a leading voice in shaping Univar Solutions as a purpose-driven and values-based company dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the industry. Moreover, he has served as a mentor to the Black | African American Leadership Network at Univar Solutions. The company’s leadership networks have helped shaped its global sustainability goals, which include a goal dedicated to increasing diverse representation at all leadership levels.

As a global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, Univar Solutions is a partner to many customers and suppliers throughout a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. This provides the company with an opportunity to fulfill its purpose by helping keep communities healthy, fed, clean and safe through a premier portfolio of over 23,000 products and solutions from the world’s leading producers.

Univar Solutions is guided by its values of always being Serious About Safety, a place Where People Matter, while being Valuable to Others and focusing on We Do What We Say, so Together We Win. These values shape a company that is a global partner to its customers and suppliers for the value-added distribution of chemistry and related products and services. As a committed ally, with the capabilities and know-how to help business run smoothly, and the expertise to help anticipate, navigate and leverage meaningful growth opportunities, Univar Solutions strives to be an industry leader for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Univar Solutions values differences in race, ethnicity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, personality, skills and experiences.  Not only is this the right thing to do – the company sees it as a competitive advantage. Univar Solutions believes in fostering a safe, collaborative, supporting and respectful environment that values diverse perspectives, mitigates unconscious bias and enables a culture where employees are empowered to make a difference.

“At the core of the solutions we deliver are our people — our greatest strength. There’s no limit to what we can achieve together when each of us knows that our ideas and perspectives are valued no matter our race, background, heritage, gender, orientation, religion, education, or any other expressive attribute.”

David Jukes, President and Chief Executive Officer

This leads to building a supportive culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provide development as well as growth opportunities to help the company redefine the industry. By fostering an open dialog to help advance any diversity, equity and inclusion issues facing the industries and markets it serves, the company is creating vehicles to engage and listen to stakeholders at every level. With diverse perspectives, Univar Solutions brings employees together to contribute ideas, develop career opportunities and effect change across the company that will advance an environment of inclusion and promote increased equality. Also, as a responsible business leader in the chemical and ingredient distribution industry, Univar Solutions is dedicated to conducting business with dignity and respect for every person. Together with its allies, the company is taking proactive steps to ensure business is conducted in a manner that promotes the safety and protection of human rights.

For more information about careers and other exciting opportunities with Univar Solutions, visit www.UnivarSolutions.com.

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