Our Commitment To Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Environmental Justice
Our purpose is to create a thriving and resilient world. We believe a thriving and resilient world is an equitable one, and we are committed to upholding our values in all that we do. Read Verdis Group’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Environmental Justice statements below to learn why and how we prioritize these commitments in our work.
Inclusivity is one of our core values. It reads: “Inclusivity. We believe a thriving and resilient world is an equitable one, and are committed to creating this world with all people.”
We are on a journey. We strive to always be learning and evolving. We are committed to this work and helping our clients and partners do the same.
The most resilient organizations, communities, and groups of people are ones that are created together with all of the unique perspectives and backgrounds found within those groups.
We believe diversity is integral to fulfilling our purpose to create a thriving and resilient world. We honor and value the distinctive contributions of each individual and their experiences in all that we do.
We believe in striving not just for equality, but for equity — that we must acknowledge past and current exclusionary practices and work to reconcile them. This requires tailoring our work to meet the unique needs of different individuals, rather than treating all people the same regardless of history.
We believe in the importance of inclusive practices in cultivating a more diverse and equitable environment. This means creating and supporting structures in which every person is able to meaningfully engage and achieve their highest potential.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical aspects of climate and sustainability work. The world cannot truly thrive until everyone can thrive.
Environmental Justice Statement
We acknowledge that humankind’s activities have had and continue to have a disproportionate negative impact on Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. All people have fundamental rights to healthy food, clean air, clean water, and natural spaces, regardless of their race, color, national origin, or income. We are committed to righting the wrongs of the past, centering inclusive and equitable participatory decision-making in our work, and driving toward decisions and actions that benefit human and non-human parts of nature.