Indorama Ventures is proud to be a signatory and supporter of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a set of Principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community; established by UN Global Compact and UN Women.

"Indorama Ventures is deeply committed to the Women’s Empowerment Principles from the United Nations Global Compact Network. Driving equality outcomes across our company is a key part of our sustainability program under our purpose of “Reimagining Chemistry Together to Create A Better World". Our vision for a better world has equality at its heart, with a more diverse workforce as one of our core values. We are proud to pledge our commitment to equal-opportunity by taking measurable action to empowering women."

Aloke Lohia

Group Chief Executive Officer

IVL also supports the Standards of Conduct for Business Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People, developed by the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR). IVL values a workplace free of inequality and discrimination. Diversity is one of the company’s values and IVL is committed to promoting a culture of respect for human rights for all its stakeholders including employees, contractors, vendors, and wider communities.

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Diversity and inclusivity are core focuses to maintaining a sustainable workplace at IVL. We embrace employees from different ethnicities, cultures, nationalities and educational backgrounds.

On March 8th, 2022, Indorama Ventures (IVL) united to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, under the theme of #BreakTheBias, by hosting an inspirational talk with IVL’s female leaders: Mrs. Suchitra Lohia, IVL Deputy Group CEO, and Mrs. Aradhana Lohia Sharma, Vice President, on the topic ‘Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow.’ This video shares the highlight topics of the event, and the importance the company places on gender equality and diversity & inclusion. The panel discussion was hosted at the Head Office and shared to a live and digital audience of IVL employees.

Our global workforce of 30,201 employees includes 4,461 temporary staff, with some relevant highlights below:

Workforce Trends

Year 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total employees by gender 22,696 25,207 25,760 30,201
Male 17,749 19,790 20,261 23,102
Female 4,947 5,417 5,499 7,099
Remuneration ratio of women to men 2019 2020 2021 2022
Strategic (base salary only) 0.962 0.964 0.965 0.966
Managerial (base salary only) 0.947 0.949 0.951 0.953
Supervisory and Operational 0.931 0.934 0.937 0.940

Employees by Continent

% Employee - Race / Ethnicity (U.S. Sites) 2022
% of total workforce 4.65%
% of total management workforce 8.77%
Black or African American
% of total workforce 14.75%
% of total management workforce 9.77%
Hispanic or Latino
% of total workforce 12.50%
% of total management workforce 7.78%
% of total workforce 62.40%
% of total management workforce 68.71%
Indigenous of Native
% of total workforce 1.39%
% of total management workforce 0.83%
% of total workforce 4.31%
% of total management workforce 4.14%

Since IVL’s acquisitions in 2020 contributed to our employee growth. It is therefore important to maintain an effective HR strategy which ensures that the Company is better able to respond to the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace and business.

At IVL, diversity goes beyond culture, language, gender, age, or nationality. It also includes different approaches and ways of thinking. We value our diverse and inclusive workforce and see it as an important competitive advantage. Our diversity and inclusion efforts begin with the recruitment of candidates, and continues through career management, learning and development, and promotions and rewards for all employees. We offer careers suited to the skills and experiences of employees so they can add value to the Company and contribute to our long-term success. Some of our diversity indicators are as follows:

Gender Diversity




Employees with Disabilities


Age Diversity

15 60 25
30 Years old 30-50 Years old 50 Years old

IVL made a pledge in 2022 towards improving gender diversity. As part of this pledge, we strive to increase the number of female employees within the company, with a target to employ 25% female at executive management level by 2030. Additionally, IVL targets to have 50% of female employees holding top and senior management positions for our IOD segment.

Diversity and Inclusion Report 2022

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