Strengthening Our DEI Commitment

Zurn Elkay stands against racism, discrimination and social injustice. 

We are committed to maintaining a culture that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion while working to create a more just and equitable society. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a fundamental part of our business and our core values. We strive to offer a work environment that encourages our associates to feel comfortable and that recognizes the unique perspectives they bring. 

Building on the foundations of Elkay’s DEI Council and Zurn’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), we charted a combined course in 2022 for Zurn Elkay’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts. As one team, we defined the following priorities for our organization:



Continue to build a culture of inclusion and collaboration, leveraging Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to help educate and celebrate differences.

Recruitment and Development

Advance our associate attraction, growth, development and retention efforts and increase representation of diverse groups at all levels of the organization.


Support partner organizations through volunteerism, product donations and charitable giving that enables us to build a diverse and skilled workforce.

We pursue our diversity and inclusion priorities through commitments that are embedded at every level of our business:
  • Our Executive Council directly oversees the Zurn Elkay DEI strategy. Members of the EC are executive sponsors on the associate-led DEI Council.

  • Our chief human resource officer is responsible for tracking and measuring progress against our diversity and inclusion objectives and provides periodic reports to our CEO, Executive Committee and internal ESG Committee.

  • Our associates receive diversity and inclusion-focused modules in our annual Code of Conduct training for all associates. Our 2022 modules focused on crucial conversations for mastering dialogue, along with overcoming unconscious bias and leading diverse teams, and in 2023, we will add human rights to our annual training. 

  • Outside our walls, we are increasing the diversity of our supplier base and spending with diverse businesses. We also focus our philanthropic donations and volunteer efforts on projects that support racial justice and equity.