We take our core values seriously, especially our value that our employees are the key. Central to this value is our promise that “we will encourage and promote wellness for our employees and their families. We will promote diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity.” And the COVID-19 pandemic has only strengthened our dedication to living this value.
Gannett Fleming has always had a focus on safety and wellness, but the pandemic provided an opportunity to integrate our safety and wellness initiatives together in a new way. We launched our Live Healthy, Work Safely campaign in 2021, which provides practical tips from our colleagues on how to live and work healthier and safer and tools to improve our mental and physical health. Each month, representatives from our corporate business groups and employee resource groups (ERGs) deliver companywide messages on a range of topics, such as home health and safety and the importance of health and safety plans.
Additionally, Gannett Fleming has continued its dedication to diversity and inclusion by making progress, not just pledges. In June 2021, we launched our newest ERG, LGBTQ+ of Gannett Fleming. This ERG is committed to developing a supportive environment that leads to an internal community of engaged colleagues; facilitating and fostering networking, mentoring, and professional development; and empowering and enabling the LGBTQ+ community to advance in leadership at Gannett Fleming.