Employee Resource Groups
DJ Wagner’s Community Drive
Our ERGs collaboratively supported Camden High School basketball star and 2022 Junior Olympic Gold Medal champion Dajuan Wagner Jr. (DJ) during his backpack giveaway event in October 2022. Working with Nike® and the Camden County Police Department, we helped provide book bags filled with school supplies to those in need in our hometown. We also celebrated the fun-filled afternoon with ice cream, bounce houses, and a variety of basketball games, such as H-O-R-S-E and knockout.
The Black & Latino Employee Network for Diversity at Subaru (BLENDS) embraces the Subaru Love Promise by supporting recruitment and training programs, maintaining an open forum for the exchange of ideas, and serving as a source of mentoring and educational and professional development.
In 2022, BLENDS:
Hosted a virtual conversation for Black History Month
with the American Cancer Society on World Cancer Day (A Better You in 2022: A Conversation About Cancer and Health in the Black Community) and the Women of Color Automotive Network (The Future is Female — Together We Can Make a Difference).
Celebrated Juneteenth and Hispanic Heritage Month
with various activities and shared the significant history of each event.
Welcomed local Camden artists to our headquarters for a networking event
Artists were invited to showcase their work alongside the artwork of BLENDS members.
Partnered with Project Glitter to host an Empower Hour
an event that pairs girls in foster care with employees at Subaru for career coaching.
Evolve advocates for our colleagues to feel supported in the workplace to discuss mental health without stigma, raise awareness of available resources, and help all of us reach our full productive potential, both mentally and physically.
In 2022, this group:
Partnered with Active Minds
the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults, to host three webinars on mental health and well-being for employees.
Facilitated the CPR certification of 24 employees
and held a life-coaching session and a de-stress event.
Donated to many community organizations including
Philadelphia Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania Foundation in honor of its Little Hearts (Pediatric Cardiac Unit) program, donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Big Climb, and donated over 200 handcrafted items through Evolve Makes to LUCY Outreach and the Cooper Foundation.
Out+Ally is a network of LGBTQ+ employees and allies that strive to establish community, support, and resources for LGBTQ+ colleagues at Subaru.
In 2022, Out+Ally provided a forum of inclusivity and education for all through these actions:
Held three sunrise sessions
which created a welcoming atmosphere to discuss different information topics, ranging from Transgender Awareness Week to resources for coming out in the workplace.
Hosted events, including a National Coming Out Day event
at our headquarters, a virtual Human Rights Campaign Session (A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ+ Workers Nationwide), and a virtual PFLAG session (Be Kind, Rewind: Recognizing Your Role in Building Inclusion.)
Sponsored and participated in a variety of events
including the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Philadelphia, the Haddon Township Pride Parade, the Philadelphia Pride Parade; donated meals to Dining Out For Life for St. John’s Hospice, the Mazzoni Center, and Morris Animal Refuge’s Woof Walk.
Subaru Armed Forces Resource Group for Employees (SARGE) champions veteran causes in communities we work and operate in, facilitates veteran hiring, and enhances networking for veterans within Subaru.
In 2022, SARGE:
Collectively attended a virtual military hiring event
in conjunction with the HR and IT departments
Visited over a dozen cemeteries and placed 1,000+ wreaths on veterans’ graves
as part of the Wreaths Across America event.
Supported Toys for Tots across the U.S.
in partnership with retailers.
Participated in Battleship New Jersey’s Volunteer Day
to help bolster tourism on our Camden hometown waterfront, and Stand Down South Jersey, to help homeless veterans reenter mainstream society.
Subaru Women’s Network
The Subaru Women’s Network provides education, networking, mentoring, and support for all employees within Subaru and our community.
In 2022, the Subaru Women’s Network:
Held a virtual speed networking event
to help over 125 attendees professionally connect.
Donated diapers, wipes, and lotion
to Mom’s Helping Moms.
Raised funds along with a donation of 32 pairs of shoes for Anna Sample House
through Walk a Mile in Her shoes event, and participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.