Respect for Our Colleagues

We treat our colleagues with dignity and respect.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Non-Discrimination  Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation • Human Rights


Through The CoorsTek Way, we value the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. Our success can be achieved only when we treat everyone with respect. Respect in the workplace, along with individual excellence and collaborative teamwork, is how we accomplish our goals.



We are committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where diverse views are valued. We recognize that a diverse mix of backgrounds, talents, and experiences drives innovation and allows us to meet the needs of our global customer base.

We continually ensure equal opportunities in employment. We never base employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, salary, or promotion, on legally protected characteristics under applicable law, such as race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, political affiliation, or union membership.


What If?
Q: I applied for a position in another department but learned it was offered to a less qualified candidate. I think the reason was because the hiring manager knew that I am a disabled veteran. What should I do?

A: We require that employment decisions be based on objective, relevant criteria, such as your qualifications and abilities, not your status as a disabled veteran. If you suspect that you were discriminated against, you should raise the issue and Share Your Concern.

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We strive to provide a work environment free from harassment where all persons are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate any behavior that creates an offensive, intimidating, humiliating, or hostile work environment that interferes with another person’s work performance. Harassing behavior may include mental, physical, or verbal abuse, unwelcome sexual advances or remarks, offensive jokes, or derogatory comments.

We also do not tolerate retaliation against any person who reports harassing behavior in good faith. Never shall an employee be demoted, dismissed, have his or her pay reduced, or given a negative evaluation because he or she made a complaint about harassing behavior.


What If?
Q: A colleague in my area is constantly teased about his religious beliefs. It’s his problem really, so do I need to do anything?

A: We all work as part of a team and it’s important that we look out for one another. Harassment of any kind is unacceptable. You should raise the issue confidentially with your supervisor or Share Your Concern.


We respect the fundamental human rights and dignity of all people in our operations and supply chain by:

  • Forbidding the use of child labor and forced labor and not tolerating any form of exploitation of children, human trafficking, physical punishment, or involuntary servitude
  • Following all applicable laws for conditions of employment, including maximum hours and overtime and minimum wage and benefits
  • Respecting each employee’s right under applicable law to freedom of association, to collective bargaining, and to choose to join or not join a trade union
  • Providing humane, safe, and secure working conditions.


We expect our suppliers and business partners to uphold these principles, as well.


What If?
Q: I saw a news article that says one of our contractors has been known to use child labor. I’m not involved in the work of this contractor, and I assume my coworkers who manage this contractor have already addressed this. Is there anything I should do?

A: You should Share Your Concern. Working with business partners that have a history of human rights abuses is against The CoorsTek Way and puts our company at risk.