Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2016



EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS In order to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace aligned with the firm’s values and goals, Cushman & Wakefield created a corporate framework and support system for Employee Resource Groups (ERG). ERGs are comprised of employees who are linked by social factors such as culture, gender, sexual orientation, or by a common interest or goal within an organization. Such networks are typically: • Employee-initiated/grassroots • Inclusive and serve as a resource to all employees • Functioning as a positive forum for professional and/or personal development • Established with defined goals • Executive-sponsored • Aligned with company objectives We will continue to expand this program going forward. Following are some examples of 2016 ERGs. Women’s Integrated Network Women are a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Every day at Cushman & Wakefield, the leadership, skills, and acumen provided by women win new clients, attract new talent, ensure efficient operations, and help transform perceptions of the industry. The firm is committed to developing and supporting the role of women across all levels and services as a vital means to improving the firm’s performance and culture. Among other steps, this includes identifying and eradicating bias by creating awareness, enhancing training, and fostering attitudes that respect, advocate, and nurture the success of women. Cushman & Wakefield’s WIN, formed in October 2016, supports and enhances women’s success through career development, mentoring, professional development, and networking. WIN welcomes members from Cushman & Wakefield and all alliance firms in North America. The group is led by a dedicated Chairman, Program Manager, and Leadership Council, which oversee the work of seven committees that provide communication, organization, and

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