Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective.
Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems.
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed. Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all.
"The leadership and staff of the National Association of Landscape Professionals are fully committed to empowering racial, gender, and social equality within the landscape industry. By increasing representation by people of color, women, the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities, and other underrepresented groups in leadership roles in NALP we will foster a culture that celebrates diversity. To ensure that member voices are truly heard, we recently held the first, of what we hope to be many, diversity discussions that help us better understand each other and create strategies to build a more inclusive culture in the landscape industry. There are many things we can do to help change the face of the industry. As we begin this journey together, know that we are committed to making progress. We are working to provide needed education and resources for employers to create more inclusive workplaces with pathways for advancement; to share stories that celebrate the diversity of our industry; and to bring new voices to our Committees, Councils, and Board of Directors. We encourage all members to help make change happen in every facet of the landscape industry – including becoming active in the association."
NALP President Andrew Ziehler Discusses the Formation of a Diversity & Inclusion Council
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Jacob Hong started mowing lawns with his brother when he was 13 years old, but it wasn’t until he was in college that he realized he could have a career in the landscape industry. “I felt it was the best of both worlds,” Hong says. “A little bit of business along with working outside. Initially, […]
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You can access untapped potential when you diversify your workforce. While fostering diversity is a never-ending objective that takes time and resources, the results are well worth the effort. “Having a diverse workforce means happier and healthier employees, customers feel more respected, and managers have greater access to the talent and skillsets they need for […]
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Many lawn and landscape companies have a diverse workforce, but if you’re not taking the time to understand your team’s cultural differences, you could fail to retain your workers long-term. “Any company or industry that has and embraces diversity can benefit tremendously,” says Pam Berrios, president of Infinity Group, LLC. “Diversity helps companies grow and […]
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Richard has been working with the association for decades. He is an expert in labor negotiations, traveling around the world to work with clients on labor negotiations. You can email Richard and ask a question about HR issues, contracts, compliance issues, employee handbooks, employee relations, drug testing, etc. NALP members, click here to contact Richard.