We believe and recognize that the diversity of our population is one of our greatest strengths and assets. Our commitment for Diversity, Inclusion and Equality to ensure that our team members, our partners, our clients and their members are treated fairly and to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone in the communities we serve, live and work in.
ABC's ValuesWe are shaped and defined by our values. We are committed to fostering a culture founded on our values, where unique contributions are welcomed and respected for each other is fundamental. We want ABC to remain a place where everyone can be themselves and do their best work every day
- We build trust intentionally by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
- We stay curious and commit to doing our best in everything that we do.
- We are thoughtful and accountable and deliver on all our commitments once made.
- We create an inclusive culture where unique contributions are valued and respect for each other is fundamental.
- We value collaboration and an unwavering attitude to build each other up.
- We foster a sense of belonging and take our positive attitude to give back to our communities.
Stronger, TogetherIn comparison to industry benchmarks, we are positive with our Diversity numbers but there is always an opportunity to do better.
of the organization is Black
of the organization is Ethnically Diverse
of our Senior Leadership team is Female
of our Leadership is Ethnically Diverse
of our Leadership is Female
of the organization is Female
Defining Diversity, Inclusion & EqualityDiversity is a broad topic; it’s an understanding that who we are when we are born and what shapes us, the experiences, the education and nurture and that varies and we are not a monolith and that homogeneity is not a desirable thing in society. It is diversity of race, color, ethnicity, sexual preferences, but it is also a diversity of opinions, thoughts, actions and intentionality. Inclusion is the result from thoughtfully practicing openness to Diversity. Finally, Equality is what will ensure the success of any Diversity & Inclusion initiative.
What we need to strive for is equality – equality in how people are treated, equality in opportunities and pay equality.
The Focus Moving Forward
Forums & Open Conversation
We are creating a forum for the leadership team to get together and have open & uncomfortable conversations. We think Diversity, Inclusion and Equality is something that is championed at the top and we want to ensure our leaders open their hearts and minds if needed through this forum. Simultaneously, we are engaging in dialogue with our employees on what they perceive to be our gaps on this initiative.
We are encouraging our employees to take their Community Days Off to engage in any civic movement of their choice. Additionally, we as an organization will look for opportunities to engage in meaningful dialogue so we can continue to learn.
We recognize the need for reinforcement on important topics and with that in mind are launching “The Unconscious Bias” training. We will continue to introduce other resources on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
We are committing to achieving pay equality in 3 years.
We will launch a Diversity Recruitment Program for experienced hires and an internship program to partner with underrepresented communities.