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DICK’S integrates the concept of sportsmanship — mutual respect, honesty, integrity, and teamwork — into our workplace. These values extend to all our teammates, from our Customer Support Center (CSC) headquarters, to our five distribution centers (DCs), and across each of our retail store locations.

To develop our talent, we strive to create a just, diverse, equal, and inclusive culture that supports and encourages our teammates to bring their whole selves to work. We work hard to keep our teammates safe, healthy, and happy to ensure they can perform at their best. This includes investing in our teammates’ growth through a comprehensive benefits package to support health and wellness, meaningful compensation, and a myriad of professional learning opportunities.


DICK’S is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. This commitment is at the core of our philosophy and is also reflected in our DE&I goals.
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Increase BIPOC representation in leadership roles by 30% by 2025.

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Increase overall representation of women in store leadership to 40% by 2025.


Achieve 50% BIPOC and/or women for entry-level hires for technology roles by 2025.


Maintain a median gender pay ratio of 100%.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)

At DICK’S, we are fostering a culture where every teammate feels a sense of belonging and building a workplace where every person feels respected and valued for their contributions. We continue to strengthen our DE&I efforts through our DE&I Council, disciplinary policies, refocusing our recruitment efforts, and enhancing our training and development efforts. At DICK’S, it is important for our workforce to represent the communities we serve across all levels of our organization.

Our approach includes five priorities:

  • Educate & Inspire ourselves, our teammates, and our communities
  • Hire & Develop to better reflect the communities we serve
  • Use the Power of our Business to drive impact and show our commitment to equity
  • Support Civic Action to help and care for our communities
  • Leverage Insights & Analysis of experiences with our teammates and athletes

Bringing our strategy to life

Our DE&I approach is supported by 19 Impact Teams organized around our five strategic DE&I priorities, to ensure our strategy is effectively implemented. See more on our approach to DE&I on page 13 of our 2021 Purpose Playbook, and DE&I website.

DE&I office
  • Comprised of the DE&I teammates whose responsibility is to own, lead, and drive the work forward
DE&I council
  • Cross-functional strategic team of leaders who inform the work
  • Led by the Head of DE&I
Impact teams
  • Teams that own components of DE&I strategy and are accountable for progress
  • Each team has an Owner, Executive Sponsor, and representative from the DE&I Council
Teammate Resource Groups (TRG)
  • Personal network of support for teammates based on identity group
  • Each TRG has an Executive Sponsor and is approved by the DE&I Council
Courtside teams
  • Extension of the DE&I Council where by any teammate can be involved and support the efforts around DE&I
  • Managed by the DE&I Office, but engaged by DE&I Council, Leadership, and Impact Teams
  • Members of Courtside team can also be a part of TRGs

Recruiting, Hiring, and Developing a Diverse Workforce

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We continue to expand our relationships with relevant partners to reach a more diverse candidate pool, working with diverse and underrepresented talent groups such as Black Tech Pipeline, Hiring our Heroes, Creatives Want Change, and CodePath. We also continue to work closely with university partners including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

DICK’S Sporting Goods is a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge — the most significant CEO-driven business commitment to advance D&I within the workplace. We are also a signatory to the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, which seeks to advance representation for people of color across the outdoor industry.

Strengthening Our Culture of Inclusion

We have zero-tolerance for acts of racism or any kind of discrimination, hatred, or harassment against our teammates or athletes within our workplace. We believe a culture of inclusion is one in which all our teammates:

  • Feel welcomed, trusted, respected, and valued as people and teammates.
  • Can bring their authentic selves to work and feel safe to express aspects of themselves and perspectives that may be different from their peers.
  • Will take action when someone is not being treated equally or with respect.
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Advancing Careers Through Learning & Development

Our goal is to support teammates in achieving their career aspirations and to bring our common purpose to life through relentlessly improving who we are, what we know, and what we do through learning and experiences. We offer a variety of strategic learning and development opportunities for teammates, ranging from formal leadership and professional development courses, to a catalog of resources and courses for technical skills.

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Teammate Well-being

We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture and environment where teammates are supported both at work and at home.

We're proud of the recognition we continue to receive as a “best place to work” and to have achieved a score of 95 out of 100 on our third submission to the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. Accolades received in 2021 include:

  • Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail 2021
  • 2021 People’s Companies That Care
  • Great Places to Work-Certified
  • Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

In 2021, we established The Teammate Relief Fund, a public charity that provides financial support to teammates and their immediate families facing unexpected financial difficulty beyond their control, available to all DICK’S teammates. In fiscal year 2021, the Fund has distributed more than $144,000 in aid to over 100 teammates.