Clark’s inclusion & diversity initiative is at the very center of our core values. Caring about the well-being of people is so critical to the culture and safety of our company, therefore supporting diversity and inclusion are absolutely crucial. Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion, and provide exposure to different life experiences, statistically have better outcomes for not only the company, but the overall team.
People that identify with being in a minority bring diverse knowledge and experiences that can provide enormous value when it is supported by people who care. A team that lacks inclusion and diversity cannot achieve an understanding of what makes true excellence. If diversity is not valued and nurtured, communication suffers, performance suffers, and the team develops mistrust.
Supporting diversity is the first step, but without inclusion a team does not benefit from what diversity has to offer. When we talk about inclusion, we mean an environment where all employees are:
- Treated fairly and respectfully.
- Provided equal access to opportunities and resources.
- Welcomed and valued.
- Heard and understood.
- Appreciated for their unique contributions.
- Able to contribute to the company’s success.