Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important strategic initiatives at Duke Realty Corporation (the “Company”) involving our associates, our customers, our suppliers, the communities in which we do business, and our stakeholders.
As our work force and customer base continues to become more diverse, our challenge is to understand and value individual differences and similarities of our associates, customers, suppliers, and members of the community. Our behaviors and actions must demonstrate and confirm our respect for each other and each other’s contributions.
The Company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion includes organizational processes that are “inclusionary” rather than exclusionary and which ensures fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all.
Our expectation is that by responding in positive and proactive ways to diversity issues, we will be better prepared for our long-term future through continued commitment of our associates, ongoing and successful relationships with existing and potential customers, suppliers and community partners, and continued investment from existing and prospective stakeholders.
The Company, recognizing the very broad nature of the term “diversity,” offers the following examples of the many dimensions of diversity:
- age and experience;
- culture (individual, group, global);
- economic status;
- education and training;
- sexual orientation;
- marital and family status;
- gender identity;
- gender expression;
- personal style;
- race, nationality, and ethnicity;
- religion; and
- veteran and active armed service status.
To reinforce the Company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our daily work, all Company activities, policies, practices, and procedures are to be carried out in accordance with this Policy. Each associate is personally responsible and accountable for ensuring that her/his actions and behaviors reflect this Policy.