Alexander Valley Winegrowers Policies
As part of our commitment to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we have established policies within AVW to guide our organization. We hope these can provide inspiration for creating healthy work environments throughout our community. Our policies are linked below.
Resources to Educate & Inspire
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion defined:
Diversity in the workplace means that a company’s workforce includes people of varying gender, age, race, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, religion, languages, education, abilities, etc.
Equity seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity and fairness in access to information and resources for all.
Inclusion builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all. “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
Benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace: The benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace have become increasingly clear. Research has shown that companies that have greater workplace diversity outperform their competitors and achieve higher profits. A diversity of perspectives, skills and experiences leads to increased creativity and innovation, faster problem solving and better decision-making. And when a workplace is more inclusive, employees feel accepted and valued, which leads to more employee engagement and higher retention.
(Source: McKinsey & Company, “Delivering through Diversity”, https;//www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/delivering-through-diversity#.)
(Source: Ford Foundation, https://www.fordfoundation.org/about/people/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/)