Diversity and Partnerships
We want to be part of the positive change that encourages diversity and partnerships within our industry.
We are a Just Certified company through the Living Future Institute (ILFI), a system that enables us to evaluate and rate ourselves continuously through a social justice and equity lens. The Just program is a voluntary disclosure tool for organizations. We are not doing it because we have to–we are doing it because we want to–because we believe it is the right thing to do. We work hard to optimize policies that improve social equity and enhance employee engagement at Säzän Group.
The concept of opportunity for all is reflected in our culture and work environment (link to employment page). We have a diverse and open work environment by nature that benefits our business. Integrating unique perspectives and expertise is an essential aspect of our management strategy. We strive to foster an inclusive environment where each of our employees, subcontractors, and vendors is valued as individuals and team members. We provide our employees the guidance they need to understand diversity’s vital role at the core of Säzän Group and how this benefits our clients.
Säzän Group is committed to engaging and partnering with diverse firms for our projects. Our strategy is to collaborate with and mentor these firms actively. Regardless of delivery method, we approach projects from a position of service, stewardship, collaboration, and total ownership of our given role. Our customer-focused mindset, paired with our commitment to diversity and teamwork, extends beyond the client and owner to support the success of the entire project team and ensure equity for the community it will serve.
Our firm actively partners with disadvantaged, minority, and other diverse firms to pursue and deliver successful projects together.
This creates a win–win dynamic further encouraging growth in the AEC industry, providing success stories for a wide range of firms, and a more robust pool in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries. We take a highly customized and individual approach to firms we partner with in this capacity and tailor the needs for mutual success and the success of projects we take on together.
Our Marketing and HR departments are actively assisting small and disadvantaged firms in developing prime responses to RFPs and assisting with overall marketing material to help these businesses succeed.