Industry Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ?

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. 

Our Commitment

"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."

New Diversity & Inclusion Council

NALP President Andrew Ziehler Discusses the Formation of a Diversity & Inclusion Council

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Featured Content

Utilize NALP Foundation Toolkits to Boost Company Diversity

Photo: Blades of Green

To support a successful growing company, you need the most capable people on your team, regardless of their age, race, religion, gender or national origin. “In order to be competitive in the ever-changing landscape of business, new ideas, thoughts and ways of doing things need to be embraced and cultivated,” says Angela Hieronimus, director of […]

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Business Smarts: Crafting Resolutions to Benefit Your Company

New Year’s resolutions are often ambitious and well-intentioned goals you set for your personal life, but you can also craft some for your business as you head into the new year. As you reflect on another year finished, these are just a few possible business resolution suggestions to focus on as you continue to grow […]

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Team Building: How to Develop a Diverse Workforce

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Having a diverse workforce has many benefits, including having higher rates of productivity and performance and increased creativity and innovation. However, you might not know how to go about increasing the diversity […]

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Resources


To ensure an inclusive workplace, employers need to assess their policies and practices. NALP HR Consultant Richard Lehr provides strategies for improving your workplace in the June 2020 Employee Law Bulletin. READ MORE

Legal and Human Resources Advisor

Richard Lehr, Esq.

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.