Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, talent and ability are not defined by gender, race, preference, creed, or other protected characteristics. We embrace individuals for their unique contributions to our family business and industry, as we in turn look to better the communities where our colleagues, suppliers and customers, and their families, live and work.
Diversity recognizes and values all the ways in which people differ and includes the spectrum of unique characteristics that make one individual or group different from one another. This includes not only gender, race, ethnicity, preference, and creed — the groups that most often come to mind when the term "diversity"; is used — but also age, national origin, religion, differently abled, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, physical appearance, or veteran status. Diversity also embraces different ideas, personal and political perspectives, and values.
Equity ensures everyone has access to the same opportunities and acknowledges that both advantages and barriers prevent equal access to these opportunities among different groups. Fostering equity requires a commitment to actively challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination.
Inclusion addresses deliberate efforts to build a workplace environment where different perspectives are respectfully heard and welcomed, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. An inclusive environment allows employees with different identities and viewpoints to feel valued and leveraged. Building a critical mass of diverse groups creates a vibrant community of colleagues that can be leveraged to advance teams’ collective capabilities.