At Huntington Ingalls Industries, our employees are truly our most important assets and are instrumental to our success.
We value relationships that are based on mutual respect and appreciation of differences as a formative part of the inclusive culture that is essential to our success as a company. Within this inclusive culture we promote “character, civility and community” (Fluker, 2009).
We gain a key competitive advantage by building a community that values contributions and perspectives from a variety of backgrounds, skills and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, disability, nationality and other differentiation. Our leaders leverage the differences within their teams.
Our corporate values — Integrity, Safety, Honesty, Engagement, Responsibility and Performance — and Code of Ethics guide us and serve as reminders that trust and respect are the foundation for an inclusive environment.
Additional information about our employee resource groups, D&I in Action, supplier diversity program (Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding) and highlights from a number of programs we have been involved in are available on these pages.
Liz Shames: I am not helpless
“I’m not defined by my impairment—being legally blind. I have certain limitations, but I’m able to do most things other people can do. The world as a whole isn’t made up of people who all look, think, act and behave the same; so you have to have a realistic approach to the scope of humanity.” – Elizabeth Shames
Bringing Generations Together
AARP visited our shipyards to learn how shipbuilding at Huntington Ingalls Industries is made possible by bringing generations together. Watch to learn more
What Makes You Diverse?
"Our goal is to get to where the least empowered person in the room feels comfortable enough to speak up and share their views."
-- Mike Petters, HII president and CEO
¹Fluker, W. E. (2009). Ethical leadership the quest for character, civility, and community. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.