Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tradewater opposes systemic and institutional discrimination in all its forms, especially based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion. We are committed to be an antiracist company – to be deliberate in recognizing our biases and to do our best to conduct our business in ways that are unbiased, that promote equity, and that overcome injustice and discrimination. We will use our power and resources to develop practices for hiring, training, procurement, and project development that seek to build a more equitable and just community. We will track and analyze our impact on the communities in which we work, and on the Tradewater community itself, and seek to make positive and lasting contributions.
Issues of social justice are directly linked to our mission to fight climate change. The climate crisis is a human rights issue. It is a justice issue. People of color, indigenous people, and other people impoverished or marginalized by systemic and institutional discrimination are particularly vulnerable to its effects. Like social justice issues, environmental abuse continues because of denial, neglect, and out of fear that addressing these problems will have dire economic consequences. We believe the opposite.
Tradewater will fulfill its mission to collect and destroy greenhouse gases in ways that simultaneously create economic opportunity. We will approach our work from the standpoint that correcting injustice and preventing on-going degradation will lead to healthier communities and bring about important and distributed economic development benefits.
Black Lives Matter
Tradewater stands in solidarity with our Black employees, families, friends, and the Black community. Recent events including the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are the culmination of centuries of injustice and violence towards Black people in our country. Tradewater believes that Black Lives Matter.
We all have a part to play in correcting injustices perpetuated against the Black community. Climate change is one of many systems that disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Systemic racism cannot be dismantled overnight, but it must be addressed with the same focus and fervor as our fight against climate change. We have no time to waste.