Diversity and Inclusion
Urban is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within its organization and beyond. The company recognizes that a diverse and inclusive workplace leads to innovation, creativity, and better decision-making. Here are some ways in which Urban demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Diversity and Inclusion
Urban is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within its organization and beyond. The company recognizes that a diverse and inclusive workplace leads to innovation, creativity, and better decision-making. Here are some ways in which Urban demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion:
Diversity in Hiring and Promotion
Urban strives to create a diverse workforce by actively seeking and hiring individuals from various backgrounds, including different ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities. The company ensures that its hiring and promotion processes are fair, transparent, and free from bias, providing equal opportunities for all qualified candidates.
Inclusive Workplace Culture
Urban promotes an inclusive workplace culture where every employee feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas. The company encourages open communication, collaboration, and teamwork among employees, fostering an environment that embraces diversity and appreciates different viewpoints.
Employee Resource Groups
Urban supports and encourages the formation of employee resource groups (ERGs) that bring together individuals with shared identities or interests. These ERGs provide a platform for employees to connect, support one another, and advocate for diversity and inclusion within the organization. Urban actively engages with ERGs to listen to their feedback and implement initiatives that address their needs.
Training and Education
Urban provides diversity and inclusion training programs to its employees. These programs aim to raise awareness, challenge biases, and promote inclusive behaviors in the workplace. By investing in education and development, Urban ensures that its employees have the knowledge and tools to create an inclusive environment.
Urban recognizes the importance of supplier diversity and actively seeks to work with a diverse range of suppliers and contractors. The company strives to include minority-owned, women-owned, and other underrepresented businesses in its supply chain, contributing to economic opportunities and growth within diverse communities.
Urban actively engages with diverse communities through partnerships, sponsorships, and philanthropic initiatives. The company supports organizations and events that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, both locally and nationally. By engaging with communities, Urban demonstrates its commitment to inclusivity beyond its own workforce.
Diversity Metrics and Accountability
Urban tracks and measures its progress in promoting diversity and inclusion through the use of metrics and data. The company sets goals, monitors its diversity initiatives, and holds itself accountable for creating positive change. Regular reporting and transparency help drive continuous improvement and ensure that diversity and inclusion remain key priorities.
In summary, Urban is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where individuals are valued and empowered. Through inclusive hiring practices, an inclusive culture, employee resource groups, training programs, supplier diversity, community engagement, and accountability measures, Urban strives to create an environment where everyone can thrive and contribute their best.