Tesla printed its first-ever diversity report on Friday, which shows the automaker’s US leadership is 83 percent male, and 59 percent white. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact report shows that males signify 79 percent of Tesla’s workforce, and girls 21 percent.
“While women are historically underrepresented in the tech and automotive industries, we recognize we have work to do in this area,” the report states. “Increasing women’s representation at all levels, especially in leadership, is a top priority in 2021.”
The firm additionally acknowledges within the report that Black staff are underrepresented— solely 10 percent of the workforce and 4 percent of leadership at Tesla are Black or African-American. “We know that our numbers do not represent the deep talent pools of Black and African American talent that exist in the US at every level,” the report states.
The firm says Black and African-American staff made up 12 percent of latest hires on the firm in 2020, which is a 9 percent improve from 2019. It plans to conduct extra recruitment at traditionally Black schools and universities (HBCUs) and present its managers and recruiters with unconscious bias coaching, in response to the report.
Asian staff make up 21 percent of Tesla’s workforce and 25 percent of firm leadership, and Hispanic or Latino/Latina staff signify 22 percent of its whole workforce, however solely 4 percent of leadership.
Tesla’s report is considerably incomplete, nonetheless; it doesn’t element attrition or retention charges on the firm, or present particulars about what number of of its staff establish as non-binary or gender nonconforming, or, what number of establish as having a incapacity.