Equity and Inclusion

Amplifying our commitment

At Sonos, we know the unique power listening has to transcend boundaries and bring us together. We also know that by embracing all voices, we can meaningfully innovate and create extraordinary sound experiences that resonate with even more people.

DEI

Embracing diversity

Attracting the best talent from the widest pool is only the beginning.

Celebrating intersectionality

In striving to create truly equitable systems, we recognize and affirm all the identities that make us unique.

Challenging biases

Building teams that invite new ideas showcases our commitment to inclusion in the design of our products and services.

“ Commitment is only a first step. Action has to follow. We work each day to listen and affirm those around us, learn through lived experiences, and prioritize progress over comfort. This is the only way that we'll build and sustain a workplace where people are inspired to do their best work in service of building products that move us all. ”

Shamayne Braman

Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer

Valuing all perspectives

We prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion at every stage of the employee experience, attracting candidates with inclusive recruitment practices, retaining talent with intentionally flexible ways of working, and nurturing our workforce with opportunities for mentorship and connection. We recently appointed a Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer to further accelerate our efforts.

Global Workforce Gender Diversity %

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FY21 DEI data represents our workforce as of September 30, 2021.

Director and above roles include the highest level individual contributors and managers, VPs and CXOs. All other roles include positions not included in director and above.

U.S. Workforce Representation from Historically Underrepresented Backgrounds

Total U.S. workforce

New hires

Directors and above

Board members

All other roles

FY21 DEI data represents our workforce as of September 30, 2021.

This data represents the percent of U.S. employees that shared their race and ethnicity information. This was 70% of our U.S. workforce in FY20, and 77% in FY21.

U.S. Workforce Representation

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Percentages are based on the 70% and 77% of our U.S. workforce that disclosed their race and ethnicity information in FY20 and FY21, respectively. We do not include non-disclosed persons in the analysis population. Percentages may not add up to100 due to rounding.

Director and above roles include the highest level individual contributors and managers, VPs and CXOs. All other roles include positions not included in director and above.

Other includes the classifications: Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and “Two or More Races.”

Designing for everyone

With initiatives such as our Supplier Diversity Program and thoughtful efforts to expand the Sonos Beta testing pool, we're continually looking for new ways to integrate diversity and inclusion into our business.

Fostering connection

We want to create an environment where our people feel heard, seen, and free to bring their best selves to work. Through our employee resource groups, we support respected spaces for everyone to experience the benefits of community and harness their collective power to drive impactful change.

Driving equity

To create lasting systemic change, we assess our policies through an equity lens and actively remedy any gaps. In FY21, we conducted a comprehensive wage assessment for our global workforce, which showed no statistically significant negative impact on any demographic group. While proud of this outcome, we will continue to explore and understand the experience of all Sonos employees We also plan another assessment for FY23.

Read all about our efforts

Learn more about our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in the 2021 Listen Better Report, where we share detailed information on our broader initiatives regarding sustainability, supply chain responsibility, giving back, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and note the progress we've made in the past year.

Giles Martin Download the 2021 Listen Better Report (PDF)