Diversity & Inclusion at Constellation Brands

Diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity have been at the heart of who we are as a company for more than 70 years.

At Constellation Brands, we’re committed to championing a sense of belonging, celebrating individuality, and empowering our diverse and talented employees to bring their true selves to work every day and reach their highest potential personally, enabling us to do the same collectively.

Our visionary employee base reflects the diverse communities and consumers that we serve, positively impacting our business performance and creating stronger connections with our consumers.

Together – and only together – we become stronger, and are able to continually build on our success.

Together, we shine.

Our Mission

At Constellation, we aim to foster an inclusive culture characterized by diversity in background and thought, that reflects our consumers and the communities where we live and work, where everyone feels that they belong.

We are committed to continuously enhancing a culture that enables our employees to shine, and that allows our business to meaningfully connect with our stakeholders, leading to continued mutual success.

“Diversity and inclusion have never been more important, and we are committed both personally and professionally to ensuring that our leadership and culture genuinely exemplify the unique perspectives and experiences of all who contribute to Constellation Brands.”

Bill Newlands, President & Chief Executive Officer

CEO Action

Bill Newlands is a participant in the CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion – the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing diversity & inclusion within the workplace.

Recognizing that change often happens when there’s support at the executive level, click here to read more about why Bill is so passionate about his pledge and commitment to foster a productive, diverse and inclusive culture at Constellation Brands.

Corporate Equality Index

True strength is achieved when everyone has a voice.

We’re proud to have received a top score of 100 points on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Constellation was named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the fourth consecutive year in 2021 for our policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.


Supplier Diversity

Our Mission

At Constellation Brands, we aim to foster a corporate environment in which diverse and small suppliers are encouraged to vie for our business. As a global CPG leader that is consumer obsessed, we recognize that creating partnerships with diverse suppliers is a powerful business tool and major competitive advantage. Diversity makes us stronger as a company and a corporate citizen, and therefore we are committed to promoting, developing, and nourishing relationships with a diverse group of suppliers across our supply chain. Through this approach, our Procurement organization will have access to the best goods and services while contributing to the long-term economic sustainability of the communities in which we live and work.

Our Commitment

Increase business opportunities for small/diverse suppliers in Constellation Brands purchasing process by:

  • adopting inclusive sourcing strategies that proactively promote the use of our current diverse suppliers;
  • establishing processes that help identify qualified diverse and small vendors that are “ready, willing and able” to conduct business with Constellation;
  • informing our current supply base about Constellation’s new Supplier Diversity Program and providing them the chance to apply;
  • educating the company about the benefits of supplier diversity, ROI, and sharing best practices, etc.;
  • providing resources, tools and mentorship to assist in the development and growth of our diverse suppliers; and
  • encouraging our preferred vendors to develop a Tier 2 Supplier Diversity program.

Do you have a current certification from one or more of the 10 entities listed below?

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)
  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SDBE)
  • Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VBE)
  • Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

If so, please send us a copy of your certificate(s) to supplierdiversity@cbrands.com, along with a brief overview of your company, including:

  • Company Name
  • Email Address
  • Number of Employees
  • Core Competencies

If you would like your certified diverse business to potentially become part of Constellation’s supply chain, you can begin by registering your company here: https://cbi.proveedor.biz. For more information on the Proveedor portal, please see these FAQs or reach out to us at supplierdiversity@cbrands.com.

Our Pillars

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Our Business Resource Groups advance our Diversity & Inclusion goals, as well as connect and empower employees with common goals, interests and objectives.

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Workforce data, benchmarking and best practices ensure that we’re constantly assessing the state of our business and informing opportunities, such as succession planning, talent development and recruitment

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We offer and continuously fine-tune a suite of tools and resources to support and help employees build cultural awareness and recognize and manage unconscious bias.

Business Resource Groups

AASCEND

AASCEND (African Americans Strengthening Constellation’s Engagement, Networking and Development) works to build a sense of community that yields inspiration, motivation and professional development/advancement for African American/Black talent at all levels of our organization.

Early Career Professionals

Early Career Professionals (ECP) is focused on providing enhanced professional development opportunities, enabling stronger social networks across departments and business functions, and growing passion for Constellation Brands for employees younger in their careers.

¡Salud!

Our Salud -- standing for Supporting and Attracting Latinos United for Diversity & Development -- BRG is tasked with connecting, attracting, and supporting the Hispanic/Latinx community within Constellation Brands, and leveraging the company’s diversity and unique culture to drive business results through innovation, consumer understanding, and product ambassadorship.

Stellar Pride

Stellar Pride works to continuously improve and impact recruitment, retention, engagement and development for LGBTQ and gender identity questioning and transitioning employees at Constellation.

WISE

WISE (Win. Inspire. Support. Elevate.) offers networking and development opportunities for women of all levels at Constellation, and provides a platform to create change and impact the advancement of women both at CBI and within our industry at large.

Training, Education and Development

Constellation is continuously developing a suite of impactful resources, tools and courses – from unconscious bias training, cross-cultural leadership, working with generations, inclusive leadership and more – to support our employees in building cultural awareness and recognizing and managing the barriers to inclusion.

Women's Leadership Development Program

The Women's Leadership Development Program is an advanced program for senior female leaders at Constellation. The WLDP leverages a partnership with Linkage, Inc. and their Women in Leadership Institute. Nominated and chosen participants engage in a host of continuous development activities, such as individual coaching, sponsorship and more.