The Pursuit of Equality
GO2 Partners is committed to creating an environment where all employee-owners are not only included, but celebrated for their positive impact on our organization. We embrace and encourage differences of all kinds, including, but not limited to, age, color, ethnicity, religion, sex and sexual orientation. Everyone is treated with respect and counted on to contribute to our future success.
Our pursuit of equality enables us to create an environment where all employees are inspired to share their talents and ideas. We place a great deal of value on our people and nurture their development to ensure all employees have an equal opportunity to succeed. Diverse mindsets and distinct life experiences allow us to solve problems in new and unconventional ways.
The collective sum of the individual differences, knowledge and capabilities that GO2’s employee-owners invest in their work represents a significant part of our company’s reputation and achievements. Quite simply, fostering each employee’s unique passion for our business is the only way we win.
GO2 is progressing in the area of diversity and inclusion, and we are firmly committed to learning and doing even more. It is our responsibility to take appropriate actions to help reduce inequality. Here is a list of seven specific actions GO2 is implementing:
- Reviewing our present status and revising the statement of our corporate values.
We will not tolerate abusive or discriminatory statements or conduct from any employee toward anyone. To ensure this, we have issued an updated Code of Conduct that places a greater emphasis on uniting us in our commitment to equality. We have also rephrased one of our value statements to remind us all of the need to be proactively unbiased. It states:
- We expect honesty, respect, fairness and equal treatment from everyone, and we require open and direct communications with each other.
- Assessing our purchasing policy relative to minority-owned business enterprises.
We are taking steps to make it easier for our procurement staff to purchase from minority-owned companies. These include:
- Identifying and qualifying certified minority-owned businesses as suppliers.
- Clearly indicating minority-owned suppliers within internal systems.
- Adding more minority-owned suppliers to our RFP tool.
- Tracking the amount of business we direct to minority-owned suppliers.
- Improving our hiring practices.
Our proactive searches will now include a broader range of options. New recruiting tools will be used to help us see a wider, more diverse pool of candidates.
- Implementing more employee education.
All employees must complete anti-discrimination and diversity and inclusion training. Then, all employees must adhere to the practices defined in the training and the GO2 Employee Code of Conduct.
- Encouraging philanthropy.
GO2 offers each employee eight hours of paid community service time per year. All employees are encouraged to volunteer their time to an organization dedicated to improving the lives of others in our local community. Our company will also match financial donations made to the organization by an employee.
- Developing an advisory team of committed employees.
There is now a team of employee-volunteers with the sole goal of improving equality within our company. This group is a powerful voice, helping GO2 turn plans into action.
- Asking for suggestions on continued improvements.
GO2 welcomes new ideas from anywhere within the organization. Suggestions that positively impact our company’s commitment to diversity and fit within our goals will be put into action.
GO2’s initiatives are applicable to the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equality.
We are pursuing equality at GO2 Partners by writing policies, practicing them as a fact, and supporting additional initiatives with real data.