As part of building a diverse and inclusive community in both our organization and conservation and education programs, the Xerces Society strives to:
Ensure that all staff members feel that they are critical members of the Xerces Society community.
Support diversity, inclusion, and equity as connected to our mission and to ensure the well-being of our staff and the communities we serve.
Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services.
Step back to listen to all voices.
Engage and include as broad a constituency as possible.
Always collaborate with fairness and respect.
Identify potential underlying, unquestioned biases that interfere with inclusiveness.
Assess how past and present systemic inequities might affect Xerces' work, and how best to address these inequities in a way that is consistent with our mission.
Hold ourselves accountable for the ways that our actions both actively and passively reinforce inequities.