|Diversity & Inclusion Pledge|
1. Take Responsibility as Leaders
NAAA members are dedicated to continuously finding new ways to maximize opportunities for all employees. All members of our team are encouraged to participate in leading change.
2. Cultivate a Culture of Inclusivity
We will ensure all policies and procedures, as well as our daily working environment, support the development and retention of an inclusive and diverse workforce from top to bottom.
3. Ongoing Training and Personal Development
We believe in the power of growth, both personally and professionally. We are committed to providing ongoing training and personal development opportunities. We encourage and support the short- and long-term goals of each team member.
4. We Will Share Best Practices
We will commit to helping each other evolve and enhance their current diversity strategies and encourage them, in turn, to share their successes and challenges with others.
5. Support Accessible Technology
Accessible technology resources make life better for all. We will prioritize accessibility in our work and continue to innovate and improve upon our implementation of these resources. Our work environment will use accessible technology that allows every team member to collaborate effectively, no matter their location or physical ability.
6. Be Caring and Compassionate Community Members
We want to be a positive force in every community where we work and live.
7. Combat Unconscious Bias
We are not complacent about accepting unconscious biases among our team. We will take steps to limit their impact and advance our understanding of these biases to cultivate a better team producing fair and informed representations of the world for our clients. We cultivate diversity among our team because we understand the necessity for a broad range of perspectives. We prioritize inclusion because we understand that we must act as good stewards for others. Our work and our actions have the power to change lives and the future, so we must treat that power with care and respect.
Guided by our mission, and United by this Pledge, we will continuously work to be better for our team, our work, and our world. It is simply the right thing to do.