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Title: Social Impact Initiative
Category: Justice & equity
Description: As part of our collective vision at RIOS, we organized a group dedicated to creating a future where one can move through space with dignity and safety— where our collective stories and experiences are reflected in the built space. The Social Impact Initiative (SII) is a framework of measures that embeds diversity, equity, and inclusion into the RIOS culture. These terms guide our decision making and project approach, based on a commitment to Action, Accountability, and Authenticity. SII underscores our ability to prioritize social, environmental, and spatial justice in its work and daily operations– with the goal to advocate for a safe and equitable future for Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. Our core principles guide our work and helps us cultivate a culture of action. Through positive action, we frame impactful project selection, fruitful relationships with our community, and an inclusive office culture. We remain accountable to our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals by addressing our biases, making progress for our collective betterment, and following through with our promises.