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Statement of Policy and Practice on Diversity and Inclusiveness

Sapphire Therapeutic Services, Inc.

At Sapphire Therapeutic Services, Inc., we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment that celebrates the uniqueness of every individual and promotes equal opportunities for everyone. We firmly believe that diversity and inclusiveness are foundational pillars essential for creativity, innovation, and the overall success of our organization. This statement outlines our policy and practices in regard to diversity and inclusiveness, guiding our actions and shaping our organizational culture.

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Our Policy

Respect for Diversity

We value and respect the diversity of our employees, customers, and stakeholders. We recognize and appreciate the intrinsic worth and dignity of every individual, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or any other characteristic protected under applicable laws. Discrimination, harassment, or any form of bias is strictly prohibited within our organization.

Equal Opportunity

We are committed to creating an environment that provides equal opportunities for all. We embrace fair and unbiased practices in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, and development, ensuring that individuals are evaluated solely based on their qualifications, skills, and potential contributions. We actively work to remove barriers and dismantle systemic biases that may hinder equal opportunities for advancement.

Inclusive Organizational Culture

We strive to cultivate an inclusive organizational culture that encourages collaboration, values diverse perspectives, and fosters a sense of belonging for every individual. We promote open communication, active listening, and respect for differing viewpoints. Our leaders and managers are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels empowered to express themselves and their ideas.

Education and Awareness

We provide ongoing education and training opportunities to enhance awareness, understanding, and appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness. Through workshops, seminars, and programs, we aim to foster cultural competence, eliminate unconscious biases, and build inclusive behavior and practices at all levels of our organization.

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Our Practice

Recruitment and Retention

We implement inclusive recruitment strategies that attract diverse talent by actively seeking qualified candidates from underrepresented groups. We strive for diverse interview panels and evaluate candidates based on merit, skill, and potential. We regularly review our recruitment practices to ensure transparency, fairness, and equal opportunity.

Employee Engagement and Resource Groups

We encourage and support the formation of employee resource groups (ERGs) which serve as a platform for employees to connect, share experiences, and advocate for inclusiveness. These ERGs provide valuable insights, help shape organizational policies, and contribute to the development of an inclusive workplace culture.

Inclusive Leadership

Our leaders are accountable for fostering an inclusive environment by modeling inclusive behaviors, championing diversity, and ensuring equitable practices throughout the organization. Leadership development programs incorporate diversity and inclusion training to equip our leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to create a culture of inclusivity.

Continuous Improvement

We are committed to continuous improvement and regularly assess the effectiveness of our diversity and inclusion initiatives. We seek feedback from our employees through surveys, focus groups, and individual conversations. This feedback helps us identify areas for improvement and develop targeted action plans to drive positive change.

In summary, at Sapphire Therapeutic Services, Inc., we value diversity and inclusiveness as essential elements of our organizational fabric. We strive to create an environment where all individuals feel valued, respected, and included. By embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity, we aim to unlock the full potential of our employees, drive innovation, and fulfill our commitment to creating a positive impact within our organization and the broader community.