Indy Racial Equity Pledge

TiER1 Performance Solutions

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OUR PLEDGE TO THE COMMUNITY

TiER1 Performance is a strategic consulting firm of 255 people with 7 offices across the US, including our Indianapolis location. We are committed to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture within our company and our communities. Racial equity requires us to acknowledge where disparities show up across our systems and to recognize how it impacts our employees, our customers, and community. We commit to challenging behaviors and mindsets with a long-term commitment to learning. Our Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) team will regularly assess our cultural and strategic practices to ensure we are aligned to our commitments and progress.

PLEDGE 1

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Support Black and African-American led community organizations and initiatives with a focus on mental health and wellness

Focus Areas: Health, Education, Prosperity

Utilize our Social Impact Project Grants Program as a means to fund and/or support organizations who provide mental health and wellness resources to Black and African American communities. We will also commit to dedicating up to 200 service hours annually with Indianapolis-based organizations that directly support mental health and racial and social justice initiatives to help the advancement of our local Black and African American community. We will promote those same organizations’ mental health and wellness initiatives and resources within TiER1 and through our active customer and social media networks.

PLEDGE 2

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Focused, priority spending with Black-Owned Businesses

Focus Areas: Prosperity

We will intentionally invest in Black-Owned Businesses, for our Indianapolis regional events, office, and project needs throughout 2021 so that a minimum of 50% of our total Indianapolis region spend is with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) owned businesses.

PLEDGE 3

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Launch of University and College Internship & Scholarship Program to Increase Racial Diversity

Focus Areas: Workplace

One of the greatest ways to increase racial representation within fields such as creative design, technology and communications is through campus partnerships which include the offering of internship and scholarship opportunities. TiER1 is committed to proactively partnering with Central Indiana universities and colleges alongside their student resource groups who promote the needs of Black and African American student populations. It’s our belief that representation matters so we start with the intentional focus on where racial disparities exist within the fields we support, with the goal of identifying and vetting those Central Indiana universities and colleges who are the best fit, and drafting a program similar to the Diversity in Design Scholarship we currently have in place with the University of Cincinnati.

Join us in the important work of creating racial equity in Central Indiana.

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