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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Schnitzer’s ERGs are open to all employees and aim to build a sense of belonging and deepen understanding of our shared purpose. Each ERG maintains an executive sponsor and steering committee to support the group’s administration, while members have the option to fill other leadership and administrative positions.

In fiscal 2022, approximately 10% of our employees were actively enrolled in at least one of our six ERGs and more than 1,200 employees participated in the many ERG events shown below.

2022 ERG Events & Activities

Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month
through a Town Hall meeting.

ERG: Hispanic

Mental Health

Virtual event focused on mental and physical health.


Black History Month

World-renowned artist and educator, Nashorme Lindo discussed her life experiences as a black artist and advocate.

ERG: Black Employee Network

Wounded Warrior Project

Deven Schei from the Wounded Warrior Project shared his story and offered ideas for employees to support military members, veterans, and their families.

ERG: Veterans

Women’s History Month

City Councilmember, Leslie Lewallen shared her perspective on the importance of setting clear boundaries while advancing professional goals.

ERG: Women@Schn


Tacoma, WA Mayor Victoria Woodard discussed the newly established federal holiday, Juneteenth.

ERG: Black Employee Network


Three members of Schnitzer’s PRIDE ERG shared personal stories about cultivating relationships within the LGBTQ+ community.



Women@Schn members discussed the impact of changes to reproductive rights in the U.S. after the Supreme Court issued their Dobbs v. Jackson ruling.

ERG: Women@Schn

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