Two teams from ESD now Stantec and Stantec join a total of 600 Women Build volunteers in this year’s effort by Habitat for Humanity to construct houses for Chicago women who might not otherwise be able to afford a new home. (Learn more about Habitat for Humanity Chicago’s Women Build.)
The ESD leadership team is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, community, and wherever the company does business—and they are willing to put their names on it.
Over the past year, ESD has ramped up its efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace by establishing a DEI Council, engaging a renowned authority to conduct awareness learning sessions, and hosting regular open-forum DEI chats to discuss various issues in the news and in the office. These actions are clear examples the group is making good with a pledge each leadership team member signed:
Speaking for the leadership team, Chief Executive Officer Zackery House said “We can do more to enhance our mission to Improve Society Through the Built Environment by committing to DEI strategies to further our conversations, make decisions, and implement practices, policies, and programs in our workplace to advance these goals.” House says the responsibility to take action as individuals and as a united organization is especially important now. He says signing the pledge and supporting all individuals within the company with different backgrounds and unique perspectives leverages one of ESD’s core values, Respect Everyone.
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