DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not new concepts to ACDI/VOCA. They are, in fact, a natural extension of our core values. RESPECT is one of the core values that defines us as an organization:
We promote diversity, transparency, and collaboration because we recognize the dignity, contributions, and interests of others, both inside and outside our organization. AdVocate — our diverse, cross-functional Employee Advisory Group — works closely with our senior leaders to frame ACDI/VOCA’s DEI approach. Recent accomplishments include the implementation of a process to apply a DEI lens to the review of corporate polices, the development of DEI training and mentorship opportunities, and updates to our talent acquisition and retention policies to focus enhanced attention to DEI throughout the employee journey with our organization. We are committed to making effective, sustainable changes to established systems to ensure that our workplaces and the very work we do around the world are more equitable, inclusive, empowering, and lasting. We collectively developed definitions for a safe and inclusive workplace in 2021 that guide our efforts:
ACDI/VOCA Signs the CREED Pledge The Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED) is a collective of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian organizations committed to building racial and ethnic equity within our own organizational policies, systems, and culture.
We are a core member of CREED, deeply engaged in the formulation and launch of the Pledge for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development since 2021. We are among the more than 85 U.S.-based for-profit and not-for-profit companies to sign the pledge and operationalize its components in our corporate strategy and day-to-day activities.