2016 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORTEXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE2016 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/CSR/DIVERSITY.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

Exceptional Performance > Diversity<div class="restrictInterior generalContent"><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify s4-wpActive" unselectable="on"><div class="restrictInterior generalContent" unselectable="on"><h1 unselectable="on">Diversity & Inclusion</h1><div unselectable="on">Incorporating diversity and inclusion into all areas of our workforce and culture is a central aspect of our talent management strategy. We also extend this approach to our community engagement programs. Our workforce reflects the socially diverse urban centers where we operate.</div><div unselectable="on">Forest City strictly forbids discrimination against any applicant or associate based upon the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other condition or characteristic protected by law. Our anti-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of Forest City’s employment relationship, including, but not limited to recruitment and recruitment advertising, hiring, rates of pay and other compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, demotions, terminations, reductions in force, training, working conditions, disciplinary actions, and all other terms, conditions or privileges of employment.</div><div unselectable="on">In 2016, we implemented a new, electronic system for tracking all incidents of discrimination, as well as corrective actions taken. Our HR and Legal teams have worked together under a formal process to ensure 100 percent of all incidents are resolved in a timely manner.</div><h3 unselectable="on">Associate Gender & Race by Category</h3><div class="tableContainer" unselectable="on"><table class="tableDiversity" unselectable="on"><thead unselectable="on"><tr unselectable="on"><th unselectable="on"> </th><th colspan="2" unselectable="on">Male</th><th colspan="2" unselectable="on">Female</th><th unselectable="on">White</th><th unselectable="on">Black/<br unselectable="on">AA</th><th unselectable="on">His/<br unselectable="on">Latin</th><th unselectable="on">Asian</th><th unselectable="on">Haw/<br unselectable="on">Pac</th><th unselectable="on">Amer<br unselectable="on">In</th><th unselectable="on">2 or<br unselectable="on">more</th><th unselectable="on">Not<br unselectable="on">specified</th></tr></thead><tbody unselectable="on"><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Exec/Sr Level<br unselectable="on">Officials & Mgrs</td><td unselectable="on">97</td><td unselectable="on">5%</td><td unselectable="on">34</td><td unselectable="on">2%</td><td unselectable="on">122</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">6</td><td unselectable="on"> </td><td unselectable="on"> </td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on"> </td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">First/Mid-lvl<br unselectable="on">Officials & Mgrs</td><td unselectable="on">221</td><td unselectable="on">11%</td><td unselectable="on">238</td><td unselectable="on">11%</td><td unselectable="on">355</td><td unselectable="on">47</td><td unselectable="on">25</td><td unselectable="on">18</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">12</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Professionals</td><td unselectable="on">156</td><td unselectable="on">8%</td><td unselectable="on">129</td><td unselectable="on">6%</td><td unselectable="on">225</td><td unselectable="on">20</td><td unselectable="on">16</td><td unselectable="on">18</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">6</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Technicians</td><td unselectable="on">3</td><td unselectable="on">0%</td><td unselectable="on">0</td><td unselectable="on">0%</td><td unselectable="on">2</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Sales Workers</td><td unselectable="on">30</td><td unselectable="on">1%</td><td unselectable="on">49</td><td unselectable="on">2%</td><td unselectable="on">43</td><td unselectable="on">14</td><td unselectable="on">10</td><td unselectable="on">4</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">6</td><td unselectable="on">1</td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Administrative<br unselectable="on">Support Workers</td><td unselectable="on">44</td><td unselectable="on">2%</td><td unselectable="on">282</td><td unselectable="on">14%</td><td unselectable="on">201</td><td unselectable="on">58</td><td unselectable="on">37</td><td unselectable="on">13</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">16</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Craft Workers</td><td unselectable="on">271</td><td unselectable="on">13%</td><td unselectable="on">4</td><td unselectable="on">0%</td><td unselectable="on">142</td><td unselectable="on">53</td><td unselectable="on">64</td><td unselectable="on">6</td><td unselectable="on">2</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">7</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Operatives</td><td unselectable="on">5</td><td unselectable="on">0%</td><td unselectable="on">0</td><td unselectable="on">0%</td><td unselectable="on">2</td><td unselectable="on">2</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Laborers & Helpers</td><td unselectable="on">215</td><td unselectable="on">10%</td><td unselectable="on">53</td><td unselectable="on">3%</td><td unselectable="on">50</td><td unselectable="on">88</td><td unselectable="on">120</td><td unselectable="on">7</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">3</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Service Workers</td><td unselectable="on">121</td><td unselectable="on">6%</td><td unselectable="on">28</td><td unselectable="on">1%</td><td unselectable="on">32</td><td unselectable="on">86</td><td unselectable="on">26</td><td unselectable="on">3</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">2</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Contracted Police,<br unselectable="on">Interns,<br unselectable="on">Temporary Workers</td><td unselectable="on">89</td><td unselectable="on">4%</td><td unselectable="on">9</td><td unselectable="on">0%</td><td unselectable="on">66</td><td unselectable="on">17</td><td unselectable="on">11</td><td unselectable="on">1</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">&nbsp;</td><td unselectable="on">3</td></tr><tr class="totalRow" unselectable="on"><td unselectable="on">Total</td><td unselectable="on">1252</td><td unselectable="on">60.3%</td><td unselectable="on">826</td><td unselectable="on">39.7%</td><td unselectable="on">1240</td><td unselectable="on">387</td><td unselectable="on">310</td><td unselectable="on">76</td><td unselectable="on">5</td><td unselectable="on">2</td><td unselectable="on">54</td><td unselectable="on">4</td></tr></tbody></table></div><h2 unselectable="on">Associate Resource Groups</h2><div unselectable="on">We empower our associates to generate positive change in our communities and workplace by providing them opportunities for both career and personal growth. Since 2012, our Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) have supported this effort by providing an inclusive network for associates to collaborate and empower each other.</div><div unselectable="on">The program continues to be a popular resource, with hundreds of Forest City associates participating in one or more of the ARGs listed below. Some 2016 highlights of the ARG program include: </div><ul unselectable="on"><li unselectable="on">Young Leaders contributing 200 volunteer hours to local nonprofit organizations, leading to a total economic impact of nearly $8,381. Their volunteer efforts included filling backpacks with nutritious food for kids at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and raising funds for cancer research through the Cleveland Clinic’s VeloSano bike ride.</li><li unselectable="on">Unidos participating in a volunteer day at the Convención Hispana in Cleveland, hosted by the Hispanic Roundtable. Members also organized Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, including a reception at our Cleveland office and a Washington Nationals baseball game in Washington, D.C.</li><li unselectable="on">WE LEAD hosting a Dress for Success philanthropic event in Boston, where members could shop for and/or donate professional attire. </li></ul><h2 unselectable="on">Unidos</h2><div unselectable="on">Unidos, our Hispanic Associate Resource Group, brings associates together to share knowledge, drive innovative solutions, and promote cultural awareness of the Hispanic community. Unidos creates educational opportunities, works with the community and brings associates together with pride and purpose. The group offers translations, Hispanic market insight, focus groups and cultural competency, all of which benefit Forest City’s culture and business.</div><h2 unselectable="on">WE LEAD</h2><div unselectable="on">Forest City’s first ARG, Women’s Excellence in Leadership, Education, Advancement and Development (WE LEAD), has 329 total members representing women at all levels of the company. Our members connect with, inspire and engage Forest City’s women with meaningful programming and networking opportunities. WE LEAD’s main objectives are to:</div><ul unselectable="on"><li unselectable="on">develop and leverage the network of Forest City women to improve cross-business knowledge and sharing;</li><li unselectable="on">integrate their perspective and experiences to support, inform, and develop company initiatives; and</li><li unselectable="on">offer personal and professional development opportunities for women through education, training and sponsorship.</li></ul><h2 unselectable="on">Young Leaders<br unselectable="on"></h2><div unselectable="on">Established in 2014, the Forest City chapter of the United Way Young Leaders exemplifies our core value of community involvement. We foster personal and professional growth in our young associates. Young Leaders help create lasting impact on the community through volunteerism, educational opportunities and networking events.</div><h2 unselectable="on">AACCEL</h2><div unselectable="on">African Americans Connecting and Creating Excellence and Leadership (AACCEL) has members across 12 states. Over the last four years, AACCEL has highlighted the accomplishments of its members as it promotes networking and collaboration through meaningful programming and development experiences. AACCEL creates opportunities for associates to gain additional skills and network with colleagues and senior leaders. We support Forest City’s recruitment and retention efforts of African Americans and help facilitate connections with the community through outreach and support programs.</div></div></div></div> <br>DiversityExceptional Performance > Diversity