At GEC, we’re committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment that honors the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of all people. We believe that a diverse and inclusive environment not only enhances our company culture but also drives innovation and success. This Diversity and Inclusion Policy describes our commitment to creating an equitable and welcoming workplace for all employees.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
GEC is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization. We’re committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve, and we’re committed to providing equal employment, development, and advancement opportunities to all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or other protected characteristics.
Respect and Dignity:
We’re committed to fostering a workplace culture that treats all employees with respect, dignity, and fairness. Discrimination, harassment, bullying, or any form of disrespectful behavior won’t be tolerated. We promote open and honest communication, mutual respect, and empathy among all employees.
Hiring and Recruiting:
We believe in fair and unbiased hiring and recruiting practices. We strive to attract a variety of qualified applicants for all positions in our company. Our hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and ability to contribute to our company’s goals. We actively seek to eliminate all potential bias in the recruitment and selection process.
Training and Development:
We’re committed to providing ongoing training and development opportunities for all employees to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace. We offer educational programs, workshops and resources to improve cultural competency, reduce unconscious bias, and promote an inclusive work environment. We encourage our employees to participate in these initiatives to deepen their understanding of diversity and inclusion.
Equal opportunities and advancement:
We strive to provide equal opportunities for career development and advancement to all employees based on their skills, performance, and potential. We believe in recognizing and rewarding talent and contributions, regardless of an individual’s background. We promote a performance-driven culture that supports diverse perspectives and ensures that everyone has the same opportunities to develop and succeed.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs):
We support the formation and activities of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that work to promote diversity and inclusion within our organization. These groups provide a platform for employees to come together based on shared characteristics or experiences and work to create a more inclusive workplace. We encourage participation in ERGs and value their contribution to shaping our corporate culture.
Accountability and Reporting:
We’re accountable for maintaining an inclusive workplace and regularly review our progress toward achieving our diversity and inclusion goals. We establish mechanisms for employees to report concerns, incidents, or possible violations of this policy without fear of retaliation. We promptly investigate all reports and take appropriate action to resolve any issues identified.
We’re committed to continuously reviewing and improving our Diversity & Inclusion Policy and initiatives. We regularly evaluate our practices, policies, and programs to ensure they’re consistent with best practices and meet the evolving needs of our diverse workforce. We welcome feedback from employees and stakeholders to drive positive change and create an inclusive culture.
At GEC, diversity and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords, but fundamental values that guide our actions and decisions. With this policy, we aim to create a workplace where every employee feels valued and respected, and is able to contribute their unique perspectives and talents.
This policy of diversity and inclusion is communicated to all employees, and it’s the responsibility of each individual to uphold and promote these principles in their daily work.