Naviga is dedicated to honoring and celebrating our employees for who they are. Our people are our greatest capital, and we are proud of our employees’ differences. We respect differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. We also value diversity in personality, life and work experience, skills, and ways of thinking.
Our aim is to ensure that our business policies, procedures, and behaviors promote diversity, equity and inclusion and create an environment that value individual differences.
Diversity is the collective mixture of unique characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors we each possess.
Equity is recognizing each person has different circumstances and allocating the resources and opportunities needed to ensure all reach equal outcomes. (Whereas equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities.)
Inclusion is an environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully and have equal access and opportunity.
Areas of Impact
Naviga’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends through all operations and business units of the company including:
- Recruitment & Hiring – removing bias from job descriptions, defining objective hiring criteria, maintaining the standards of being an Equal Opportunity Employer and networking with sources of diverse talent.
- Evaluation, Advancement & Compensation – using standardized evaluation cycles and forms that center around concrete and objective criteria, giving managers adequate time to do their evaluations and training managers on how to provide concrete and objective feedback.
- Flexibility – offering flexible work arrangements.
- Welfare & Care – providing welfare and care programs.
- Harassment – training our people on what constitutes harassment.
All managers within Naviga have a responsibility to create and maintain a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Managers must promptly complete any assigned trainings and ensure their team members to do the same. Managers must report any claim of discrimination or harassment they witness or reported to them. Managers, with the participation and assistance of members of Naviga’s HR team, shall conduct thorough investigations of any discrimination complaints that are brought forward by anyone.
All employees of Naviga have a responsibility to always treat others with dignity and respect. The expectation of all employees is to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions whether on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. Every employee at Naviga is responsible for:
HR Management Responsibilities
Naviga’s Human Capital Management and Resources (“HR”) team is responsible for preparing and implementing this Policy and any related processes impacting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion including arranging training. The HR team shall also, with the participation and assistance of members of Naviga’s management team, help employees to enhance their awareness of potential unconscious bias and provide guidance on how that might hinder their ability to be more inclusive and collaborative with one another. Conduct timely investigations of any discrimination complaints brought forward by anyone.
Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
Questions regarding the interpretations of this policy shall be directed to your supervisor or an HR representative.
Employees who believe they have experienced any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a supervisor and a HR representative.
Supporting Policies and Programs
- Unconscious Bias
- Diversity and Inclusion