In short, diversity is used to show how varied a workplace is and considers characteristics like:
- Gender identity
- Disability status
- Veteran status
- Sexual orientation
- and more.
Equity refers to building impartiality and fairness with processes and policies in the workplace, ensuring that all employees have fair access to opportunities.
Lastly, inclusion ensures that employees:
- Feel a sense of belonging
- Can bring their full selves to work
- Work in different ways that allow them and the business to be successful.
In recent years, “diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion” have become corporate buzzwords. It’s easy for companies to talk about DEI and its importance. But it’s another matter to show tangible progress.
As one of the leading AEC firms, Gannett Fleming understands this. We actively promote inclusion and strive to create an inclusive environment, but we know our work in this area is never done.
Learn about some of the ways Gannett Fleming is embracing and advancing DEI in the AEC industry.