We believe no one person is superior to another. And we especially believe that no one person’s race, gender, religion, neighborhood, title, bank account, or IQ makes them inferior.
We believe we each have an obligation to leave this world in a better condition than when we entered it. We know companies can invest in the well-being of people and be profitable.
We believe people want to do something that matters. We know altruism does exist, even within businesses, and especially in those that are privately owned.
We believe employees are human beings, not machines. We know praise and recognition produce far better results than criticism and punishment.
We believe most people are ethical and live with integrity. We believe most people can be trusted. We know our work policies should be developed based on these assumptions. When policies reflect negative assumptions about how people will behave and are designed to prevent employees from taking advantage of the company, the policies foster a work environment where employees sink to far lower expectations and abuse occurs.
We believe a mother’s or father’s greatest responsibility is raising their children even though neither can stay home to raise them in the traditional division of labor of generations past. We are in the midst of evolutionary change. We believe employers must adapt to the realities of our current and future society; otherwise, we know employees will choose to work somewhere else.
We believe employers have a responsibility to ensure their employees and communities thrive, not merely exist. When making decisions, we should consider the human toll, both today and on the unborn next generation.
We believe people are our world’s greatest natural resource. Compensation for the use of this resource is more than a paycheck; it’s the responsibility to minimize any negative footprint caused by employment and actively participate in sustaining society for the long-term.
We believe the best way to effect change and truly make a meaningful difference in the world is by engaging employers and employees in the work of social sustainability.
We believe if we all do a little, we can truly accomplish a lot.
Join us! Think what can be accomplished if we all work together!