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Diversity & Inclusion at Lightspeed

As the hospitality industry continues to grow and evolve, diversity has become one of the most important and fundamental standards of operation. Leading brands are investing with partnerships with organizations like Lightspeed who run Summit School, Technovation Montreal and Black Girls Code, who help provide underserved communities with equal access to education and vocational training. Lightspeed is working on five pillars of a wide reaching sustainability linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They’re on a mission which includes to “embolden employees (88% of employees feel they can be their authentic self at work), protect the environment (they’ve planted over 1 million trees), enliven communities, empower entrepreneurs, and champion integrity,” which help the communities in which they operate to flourish.

Embracing Individuality

As a global tech leader, international employer, and proud Pride Supporter, Lightspeed continuously aspires to create safe spaces and encourage individuality. Lightspeed has shared, “We put emphasis on equity in all spheres of our business. This includes addressing possible pay gaps based on gender, race, and ethnicity. Lightspeed provides market-based competitive compensation to all new hires and employees, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity. They also train regularly on the topics of Unconscious Bias, Allyship, Gender Bias, Cultural Competence, LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC awareness.

“We aspire to be the tech company others compare themselves to and to drive the industry forward. This is one of my priorities.”

JP Chauvet | Lightspeed CEO

Employee-Led Networks

Lightspeed’s Board of Directors is currently comprised of nine members, seven of whom are independent and four of which identify as women. The Board includes three committees, all of which are 100% composed of independent directors. They help promote inclusion and belonging among employees by launching Employee-led Networks (“ELNs”). ELNs are a safe space for people with shared identities to come together and immerse themselves into an inclusive community — sometimes through book clubs, focus groups, events, panel discussions, mentoring circles and more.

Code of Conduct

Lightspeed’s Supplier Code of Conduct focuses on key areas of sustainability, including human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion, business ethics, privacy, intellectual property, the environment, and responsible sourcing of minerals. They are committed to complying with federal, state, provincial, and international laws regarding cybersecurity and data and privacy protection.

Learn more about Lightspeed’s commitment to a sustainable future in their sustainability report.

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