Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Constellation Brands

We believe our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals aren’t just the right thing to do, but are critical components to our future success. We must have diverse perspectives influencing our decision making to continue building best-in-class brands that resonate with all the diverse consumers we serve. It’s why DEI is built into our strategic business priorities.

Below you can learn more about how we’re building an inclusive, winning culture, and the actions we are taking to advance equity for underrepresented groups within our company, our industry, and our communities.

“As a consumer-obsessed company, our mission is to build brands that people love. We’ll do that best when we, as a workforce, reflect the viewpoints, perspectives and values of consumers we serve. Our DE&I strategy helps drive a company-wide mindset that weaves diversity, equity and inclusion into everything we do, enabling us to build an inclusive work culture while staying ahead of today’s evolving consumer landscape. For us, DE&I is both the right thing to do and critical to building a strong, sustainable business that continues to succeed over the long-term.”

Mike McGrew, EVP, Chief Communications, CSR & Diversity Officer

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

Our DEI mission is to nurture an inclusive workplace culture characterized by diversity in background and thought that reflects our consumers and the communities where we live background and thought that reflects our consumers and the communities where we live and work and where all employees feel welcomed as their authentic selves.

We believe this culture enables our employees to shine and our business to connect to our stakeholders and consumers in an authentic way, leading to continued mutual success.

Our DEI vision is to cultivate a workforce and culture that enables successful execution of our business strategy, enhances CBI’s reputation as a destination for top diverse talent, and creates a sustainable competitive advantage benefitting CBI’s stakeholders.

We recognize that work remains, and we are committed to doing our part. In our journey to better reflect the diverse consumers and communities we serve, we place focus on closing our biggest representation gaps to build a best-in-class, diverse workforce and work to further develop an inclusive culture to create equitable experiences for all through training, education, and awareness building. We also recognize our role as a global business leader and are committed to being a force for social equity and positive change both within and beyond our walls.

Here are just some of the ways we are moving forward through our actions and partnerships:

Leading with Accountability

  • Recognizing that change often happens when there’s support at the executive level, our CEO, Bill Newlands, has committed to participate in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion – the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing diversity & inclusion within the workplace.
  • Leadership of our DEI strategy has been elevated to our Executive Management Committee and has Board oversight to help ensure DEI is factored into our business decision making.

Championing Equity

  • To help improve representation within our industry, we have established our Focus on Female Founders and Focus on Minority Founders ventures initiatives, whereby we have committed to invest a combined total of $100 million in female-led and founded companies and $100 million in Black/African American, Latinx, and minority-owned businesses over the next 10 years.
  • To drive greater social equity within our walls and beyond, we have established a multi-year partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative and contribution of $1 million to further EJI’s mission and to support training opportunities for Constellation leadership.
  • To foster a winning, inclusive culture, we support and champion a diverse network of Business Resource Groups, each of which is supported by an executive-level sponsor.

“Diversity, equity, 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

Advancing Supplier Diversity at CBI

At Constellation Brands, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is not limited to our workforce. As a global CPG leader, we are creating processes and strategies to enhance our supplier diversity initiative and to seek diverse and small suppliers whose values align with ours.

Supplier diversity is a business practice that provides historically excluded businesses equal access to bid for procurement and sourcing opportunities. Our mission is to create the opportunity for growth among startups and minority firms, allowing them to compete with larger, more established companies – all while broadening our supplier base and achieving our deliverables.

A diverse supplier is a business that is at least 51 percent owned, operated, controlled, and managed by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group. Common classifications are small-business enterprises (SBEs), minority business enterprises (MBEs), woman business enterprises (WBEs), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender business enterprises (LGBTBEs), veteran business enterprises (VBEs) and disabled business enterprises (DBEs).

We recognize promoting, developing, and empowering diverse firms is a powerful business practice and major competitive advantage.  Through this approach, our procurement organization and category leaders 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.

Constellation Brands Supplier Diversity Mission

Constellation Brands is committed to providing enterprise-wide sourcing opportunities for diverse suppliers and will continue to identify, source, nurture, and empower a supply chain that reflects our workforce, customers, and global markets where we work and serve.

Our Vision

Achieve greater equity for diverse suppliers at CBI and within communities through increased accountability and action.

If you wish to be considered as a supplier and to participate in bidding opportunities, please click this link https://constellationbrands.supplierone.co and it will direct you to our registration portal. Upon completion of your profile, if there is a need for your service and/or product, our category leaders will reference this database when considering suppliers for bids.


Cultivate a Best-In-Class, Diverse, and Equitable Workforce

We aim to create a diverse workforce that reflects the consumers we serve and communities in which we live and operate.

Foster a Winning, Inclusive Work Culture

In seeking to cultivate a more equitable experience for underrepresented groups, we aim to create an inclusive work culture that allows a highly talented, high-performing, diverse workforce to thrive. This includes offering various forms of education, engagement training, and development across our business.


We believe that by building teams as diverse as the communities we serve, we will create better products and experiences for our customers, consumers, and employees. That’s why we empower our employees to unite around common interests, identities, perspectives, and shared experiences through a growing community of BRGs.

Each group aims to support the unique populations it serves, enhance cultural awareness, develop leadership skills, and forge relationships among colleagues seeking to ensure alignment around our business and DEI mission and vision.

Our nine BRGs in the U.S. also partner with our Insights Team to develop richer spotlights of our diverse consumers. Meanwhile, our executives support BRGs via sponsorships seeking to enhance the work experience within Constellation Brands. Our network of BRGs helps to provide education and opportunities for engagement by hosting events throughout the year.


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.


ASIAA’s (Accelerating Support and Inclusion for Asians and Allies) mission is to serve as a diverse and inclusive resource group that enhances the professional and personal development of its members and strengthens Constellation Brands’ commercial and consumer connections with the Asian American Pacific Islander community and its allies.


Constellation Parents Network’s (CPN) mission is to support Constellation employees throughout their entire parenthood journey, from becoming a parent to thriving professionally as a working parent or caretaker.


Early Career Professionals’ (ECP) mission is to provide development opportunities and a network for those at earlier stages in their careers, while encouraging enthusiasm for Constellation Brands.


¡SALUD! (Supporting and Attracting Latinos United for Diversity and Development) is focused on connecting with, attracting, and supporting the Hispanic/Latinx community within Constellation Brands.


SAGE (Setting A Great Example) mission is to bring expertise to our work, our profession and our communities and inspire ongoing development of the late-career stage employees and others throughout the organization – forging a path and reigniting a sense of purpose.

Stellar Pride

Stellar Pride’s mission is to advocate for employees of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities through inclusive policies and practices and by conducting education and engagement activities internally and externally.


WISE (Win. Inspire. Support. Elevate.) mission is to create impactful change in our business and communities by elevating and advancing women. WISE works to achieve its goals through engaging with the workforce, developing relevant programming, and forming partnerships with allies.


Valor’s mission is to foster a workplace that recognizes, connects, and empowers Constellation’s community of veterans, service members, and first responders and to create a collective experience to facilitate professional development, work productivity, and a sense of belonging.

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.