Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is committed to a workplace culture that fosters and supports rewarding careers for a diverse workforce. With a commitment to diversity at the core of our activities, we are focused on fostering and maintaining a culture of inclusion that extends beyond SGH.
Our efforts permeate everything we do, from internal hiring and advancement to external support and ambassadorship. These principles include:
- Awareness and Education: We seek to create and elevate awareness and education opportunities and connect people through roundtables, presentations, and formal programs.
- Inclusion: Above all, we want to foster and maintain a diverse community, with equal access to opportunities, in an inclusive environment where all perspectives and voices are valued for their contributions.
- Talent Acquisition and Advancement: We seek and employ qualified personnel at all of our locations and facilities, and provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, medical condition, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, reproductive health decisions, or any other factor protected by state or local law.
- Equity: We assess gender pay equity annually and maintain an affirmative action plan to confirm fair access to employment opportunities and an internal workforce that reflects the demographics of the external qualified available workforce.
- Mitigating Bias: Our approach, in partnership with the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI), is to help individuals and teams build the skills to identify types of bias, identify policies or programs prone to bias, and enact changes to mitigate the risk of bias in decision-making.
- Our Industry: SGH strives to be active in diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the AEC industry to bolster knowledge sharing and collaboration across firms, including our involvement with the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Design Professional Coalition (DPC). At a local level, all SGH offices help drive improvement in our industry through actively leading or participating in local science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs and mentorship opportunities in our regions to engage, excite, and help educate future diverse engineers.
- Supporting Others: SGH is committed to supporting the growth and development of minority-owned, emerging, and woman-owned business enterprises through a range of teaming and partnership opportunities.