Category Archives: Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity

Our Values: Do Great Work Together

During this month, we’ve been introducing you to the four company values that guide our everyday decisions and reflect who we are:

  • Put People First
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Do Great Work Together
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar ​​​​​​​

These values represent actions that we do to support one another, work together, and help our company grow. ​​​​​​​

This week, we’re sharing more about what it means to Do Great Work Together. We do great work together by engaging without hierarchy, collaborating as a team, embracing challenges, and working for the good of all of us.

Our Values: Do the Right Thing

During the month of January, we’re introducing you to the four company values that guide our everyday decisions and reflect who we are:

  • Put People First
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Do Great Work Together
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar ​​​​​​​

These values represent actions that we do to support one another, work together, and help our company grow. ​​​​​​​

This week, we’re sharing more about what it means to Do the Right Thing. When we do the right thing, we focus on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth.

Our Values: Put People First

As a global company, we come from many backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. What unites us is how well we work together and treat each other, and we see this every day in our employees around the world.

During the month of January, we want to introduce you to the four company values that guide our everyday decisions and reflect who we are:

  • Put People First
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Do Great Work Together
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar ​​​​​​​

These values represent actions that we do to support one another, work together, and help our company grow. ​​​​​​​

This week, we’re sharing more about what it means to Put People First. When we put people first, we commit to prioritizing safety and care for each other, offering learning and development opportunities, demonstrating trustworthiness, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy, and belonging.

L&P Season’s Greetings

This time of year means many things to each of us, and to celebrate the cultures and traditions that make up L&P, we invited our employees from around the world to share season’s greetings—what we are looking forward to this season, hopes for colleagues, and a variety of traditions.

L&P Season’s Greetings

This time of year means many things to each of us, and to celebrate the cultures and traditions that make up L&P, we invited our employees from around the world to share season’s greetings—what we are looking forward to this season, hopes for colleagues, and a variety of traditions.

L&P Season’s Greetings

This time of year means many things to each of us, and to celebrate the cultures and traditions that make up L&P, we invited our employees from around the world to share season’s greetings—what we are looking forward to this season, hopes for colleagues, and a variety of traditions.

Celebrating Native American Heritage

Throughout the month of November, the United States celebrates Native American Heritage Month, which spreads awareness of and honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native people. We honor all L&P employees who celebrate Native American Heritage Month and have enriched our workplaces. 

This year, November 25 is Native American Heritage Day, and we want to provide some ways you can celebrate and honor Native American heritage:

  1. Listen to the stories of Native peoples.
    Watch and listen to the Public Broadcasting Service’s (PBS) 30 Stories for 30 Days of Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
  2. Learn about and read works by Native American writers.
    Get acquainted with these 20 Native American authors and check out their work.
  3. Visit exhibits dedicated to Native peoples.
    Explore these free online exhibits by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
  4. Attend and support a public powwow—a celebratory Native American gathering.
    Find a local powwow here.

You can find more information about Native American Heritage Month, including resources, here: National Native American Heritage Month.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are full of gratitude for our amazing employees. To all who are celebrating, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate World Kindness Day

Tomorrow is World Kindness Day—a day for promoting and spreading kindness throughout the world.

At L&P, we value putting people first, which includes being kind to one another. Kindness allows us to connect above our differences and create a place of mutual respect, empathy, and belonging.

Wherever you are in the world, you can spread some kindness:

  1. Send an uplifting message to someone.
  2. Give a compliment.
  3. Check in on friends or family you haven’t spoken to in a while.
  4. Donate to your favorite charity or organization.
  5. Volunteer in your local community.
  6. If you eat at a restaurant, pay for a stranger’s meal.
  7. Hold a door open for someone.
  8. Connect with someone who is new at work.
  9. Cook a meal for someone.
  10. Show appreciation for others’ kindness by giving thanks.

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Each year in the fall, an abundance of light and color fills the homes, streets, and communities of those who celebrate Diwali, which stems from the Sanskrit word deepavali—”rows of lighted lamps.” Also known as the “festival of lights,” Diwali is a five-day holiday primarily observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists. Each group has its own customs for celebrating.

During Diwali, people celebrate the triumph of light, good, and knowledge over darkness, evil, and ignorance. Since Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year, it is often associated with new beginnings in life. Common customs for Diwali include:

  • Lighting clay oil lamps called diyas.
  • Creating rangolis—colorful art patterns drawn on floor entrances—to welcome guests and Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity.
  • Visiting family and friends.
  • Having feasts and giving gifts.
  • Setting off fireworks.

To all who are celebrating this week, we wish you an abundance of light, joy, and prosperity!

Setting off fireworks, creating rangolis, and lighting diyas are common customs on Diwali.