Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at C+C
C+C believes communications can be a force for good in the world. We deliver on this by working with clients who are making the world a better, more just and sustainable place. We must also deliver on this through our commitment to a more diverse and equitable communications industry. In particular, we must fight to dismantle the systemic racism that has historically excluded professionals of color and prevented their growth and advancement. To hold ourselves accountable, in 2016 C+C created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Team. The team has been working across the agency to implement a plan to become an actively anti-racist organization and help set the standard for best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion industrywide.
We’re committed to:
- Dismantling the effects of bias (conscious and unconscious) and actively working against all forms of discrimination, oppression and systemic racism toward BIPOC communities.
- Creating an environment that attracts and retains diverse talent, provides equitable opportunities for advancement, and values and respects employees’ unique perspectives, cultures and beliefs.
- Embracing intersectionality, recognizing the ways racial identity is interconnected with other identities such as class, race, sexual orientation, age, ability, gender and more, and how the intersection of these identities impacts an individual’s daily experiences.
We still have a lot of work to do when it comes to the hiring, retaining and advancement of people of color. Our staff must better reflect the diversity of the communities where we work, of our clients, and of the social and environmental issues we help them tackle. We’re proud to #CommitToChange, accelerating this effort in hiring staff, building partnerships, and managing vendor relationships.
This work must happen with equal priority to our client work. Both are essential to the long-term success of our business and delivering on our promise to be that force for good in the world.