Pledge

Black talent working in the AEC Industry

Membership pledge

AEC Unites Pledge logo

We are better together. As an AEC Unites member, we pledge to undertake the following concrete actions to build a more inclusive and just industry for the Black community:

  • Eliminate racist policies and practices, moving the conversation from diversity to racial equity.
  • Help close the gender and racial wealth gap by hiring, enabling, and supporting Black-owned businesses.
  • Hire, train, retain, and promote Black talent – from entry-level to the C-suite and boardroom.
  • Require, promote, and support hiring qualified Black firms as Tier 1 suppliers whenever feasible.
  • Enforce strict goals to use minority suppliers on projects.
  • Encourage usage of Black suppliers in under-resourced neighborhoods.
Founder Quote - Deryl McKissack
Founding Member Quote - Steve Demetriou
Founding Member Quote - Michael Russell