Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the ICCT
The ICCT’s mission is to eliminate the transportation sector’s climate and health impacts. That requires transitioning to clean transportation systems around the world by bringing people together around the right policies and solutions. Enacting the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion helps us do that.
That’s why we put those principles at the center of our organization and our work. Embedding justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do is mandatory to the ICCT succeeding in our programmatic work and as an organization.
Our programmatic work
We support policies that deliver equitable access – locally and globally – to clean vehicle technologies. From historically disadvantaged local communities to countries with still-developing economies, the clean transportation transition must not leave anyone behind.
Achieving the transition will provide a wide range of health, environmental, and economic benefits. We must ensure those benefits are distributed equitably and justly.
When we employ a diverse workforce, foster and celebrate an inclusive culture, and maintain just and equitable policies, we’re creating the organizational conditions that let our staff members do their best work.
We commit to preserving and expanding the diversity of our staff and our leadership as we grow and expand geographically.
We commit to being equitable and transparent in our operations. That means all ICCT staff members can access and understand our organizational priorities, policies, and processes. It also means all staff members can access training to support their work.
No definitions of equity, diversity, justice, or inclusion can (or should) ever be complete or final. Our understandings of these ideas change and grow over time. But these are the basic definitions we use at the ICCT to guide our work.
Justice is about creating a culture that promotes fairness and gives people access to resources and opportunities. Purposeful, ongoing action in pursuit of justice can build an environment where employees and communities thrive.
Equity means treating all people fairly. It also means ensuring everyone has access to resources and opportunities to succeed. At the same time, when we promote equity, we’re working to recognize and dismantle any barriers from systems of power, privilege, and oppression that could disadvantage any group of people.
Diversity happens when different people come together in a given setting. Differences could include race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, class, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance. We also think of diversity in thought, perspectives, and values.
Inclusion is about creating welcoming and participatory environments where people feel they belong because they’re respected, supported, valued, and enabled to succeed. We create inclusive environments by deciding to embrace differences in the culture we create and eliminating biases in the way we treat people.
The ICCT’s commitment to upholding JEDI principles is ongoing and, accordingly, will evolve. The content of this page will reflect our current priorities and change as they do.
Thanks to NonprofitHR for supporting the ICCT’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.