Tishman Speyer is committed to cultivating and preserving diversity and inclusion within our firm and upholding our guiding principles of respect and civility. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical or mental disability status, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status and other characteristics that make them unique. We are firmly committed to providing a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and feel comfortable sharing their ideas and contributions.
Interactions among Tishman Speyer employees should be respectful and free of bias and prejudice, abiding by our Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct. We expect our employees to carry themselves in a manner that reflects Tishman Speyer’s values of inclusion whether in the office, at an industry function, on a job site, or at a Tishman Speyer event (either inside or outside of the office). Employees at all levels also attend and complete annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge in fulfilling this responsibility. This policy applies to all facets of our business and people functions including, but not limited to, our practices on recruitment, compensation and benefits, training and development, transfers and promotions.
Our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community goes beyond policy; we strive to create a daily reality that’s built on the diversity of our people and the inclusivity of our culture. Our people strategy promotes a diverse workforce and equitable, inclusive environment for professional growth. Our hiring practices include actively seeking out a diverse slate of candidates for every role, as well as partnerships with organizations, programs and affinity groups to attract people with a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. In the U.S., our partnerships include Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), Ladders for Leaders, The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)/Project Destined, and The Commercial Real Estate Success Training (CREST). We invest in the growth and development of our people by ensuring that they are hired into meaningful roles, and by encouraging and enabling mobility to different functions and regions across our company throughout their careers. We also offer significant training programs and mentorship to continuously expand the leadership skills of our managers, including a specific focus on building inclusive teams.
Diversity and inclusion is not just about the talent that we hire, but the supportive environment and culture that we foster. Our affinity groups, internal communication channels, and speaker series are intended to expand our knowledge and understanding, and provide space for inclusivity to thrive. Individuals have access to networking and mentorship programs to build deep relationships across the business, identify opportunities for advancement, and foster professional growth. We encourage collaboration across our global platform by enabling employees to learn from each other and amplify our diverse voices.
Employees who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s Diversity & Inclusion policy should seek assistance from their manager or an HCM representative. They should do so with the confidence that the matter will be handled sensitively and in accordance with our non-retaliatory approach.
This Diversity & Inclusion Policy is fundamental to our character and values.