Diversity & Inclusion Committee
According to Harvard Law School on Corporate Governance, businesses that are gender, age and ethnically diverse make better decisions 87% of the time. At Haltech, we recognize and acknowledge that there are distinct demographic groups that have long been disadvantaged. We recognize that discrimination against race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental and physical disabilities, and all other forms are problems both for our organization and society.
From the board to management, employees, and volunteers, our commitment to diversity is led by our diversity champions who come from all levels of the organization. Our diversity champions make up our diversity committee which is responsible for ensuring our policy regarding diversity is articulated in the day to day running and the strategic direction of the organization.
Some of the responsibilities of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee are to develop, monitor, review and enforce the Diversity and Inclusion policy at Haltech. In addition to this, the committee will be overseeing Haltech’s commitment to the 50 – 30 Challenge.
50 – 30 Challenge
To further establish our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Haltech has voluntarily enrolled in the 50 – 30 Challenge; an initiative between the Government of Canada, businesses and diversity organizations.
The 50 – 30 Challenge asks that organizations aspire to two goals:
- Gender parity (“50%”) on Canadian board(s) and senior management; and
- Significant representation (“30%”) on Canadian board(s) and senior management of other under-represented groups: racialized persons including Black Canadians, persons living with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), Canadians who identify as LGBTQ2, and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples as founding peoples of Canada are under-represented in positions of economic influence and leadership.
By developing and overseeing these initiatives and policies, Haltech will create and facilitate an even playing field for all members of our community. In doing so, we can reflect the diversity of our customers and markets in our workforce.