Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We lift our people to their highest potential

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that encourages and celebrates the diversity required to innovate, connect and thrive in a taller, faster, smarter world.

The current pace of change is unprecedented. Urbanization and digital acceleration are changing our world — and opening up new opportunities. Together we can create an extraordinary future by shaping our careers, our workplace, our industries and our world.


In response to the urgent problems of social unrest and entrenched racism last year, we announced Our Commitment to Change, a framework with six pillars to ensure all colleagues feel safe, welcome and heard – and to ensure transparency and accountability into our ongoing progress.

Conduct an independent review of our company to uncover and eliminate biases affecting any colleagues in our hiring, compensation, professional development and other business practices.

Accelerate anti-racism, unconscious bias and inclusion learning for colleagues at all levels of the organization and throughout their Otis careers.

Create an advisory group, Perspectives on Inclusion, to ensure transparency and hold us accountable for achieving measurable progress toward a diverse, inclusive culture.

Amplify our ongoing commitment to STEM and vocational education, as we join with community and business partners to invest in and build a diverse talent pipeline.

Make social justice and racial equality an integral part of our community giving, volunteerism and external reporting programs.

Promote and expand mental health and well-being benefits, policies and practices to support our colleagues.

Our people keep the world on the move

34% of our executives are women as of 2020

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26% of our executives are ethnically/racially diverse as of 2020*

*Inclusive of U.S.-based executives only

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Better together: Global Employee Resource Groups at Otis

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We are committed to creating an environment where all employees can be themselves and share ideas openly

Otis is a true global business with products and services in 200 countries and territories, and employees in 1,400 branches and offices around the globe. Cultural diversity is part of our organizational fabric. This international presence allows us to cultivate a strong community that is diverse in both culture and thought. At Otis, we believe this is the best way to truly innovate.

Great ideas have the power to change the world — and the next great idea can come from anyone, anywhere. We are proud of our long commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion. We strive to be a best-in-class employer for people of broad perspectives and experiences, cultures, genders, sexual orientation, races and generations. We want to build a workforce that mirrors the diversity of our customers and the communities where we live and work. And, a place where every voice feels safe, welcomed and heard.

Through our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), our employees are leading grassroots efforts to capitalize on diversity of thought and enhance our position in the marketplace. Our inclusive teams span across affinities: Women in the field and in the office, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Disability, Generational, LGBTQ and Veterans.

Otis is An Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other protected class according to applicable law.


Otis Commits to Achieving Gender Parity by 2030

Women currently represent more than one third of Otis executives globally and 40 percent in the United States. Otis has pledged to realize parity of 50 percent women executives globally by 2030.

Otis a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

The Human Rights Campaign, a U.S.-based organization for promoting LGBTQ rights, named Otis one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” This designation is given to companies that achieve the highest score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index survey, which assesses companies on the policies and practices related to LGBTQ equality. Otis has achieved this recognition each year since becoming an independent company.

Otis Made to Move CommunitiesTM

Through this novel program, we are engaging young minds to imagine new mobility solutions for people everywhere. Just as important, by giving these students safe, handson experiences under the mentorship of our experts, we aim to spark an early, lifelong interest in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.