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KIB'S JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION CHARTER

As part of our operational values, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has developed the following charter to treat all individuals with integrity, and to hold ourselves accountable.

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey, Dreasjon Reed and many others in the spring of 2020 have brought into sharp focus the obligation we all share to work to end racism and discrimination in all its forms. We believe that Black Lives Matter. 

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has a mission to engage diverse communities, to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. 

We recognize that in addition to the current civil rights crisis, health crisis, and economic crisis, that pollution and climate change also disproportionately affect communities of color. 

We believe that a beautiful city is one that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, compassionate, caring, and just. 

As part of our operational values, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has developed the following charter to treat all individuals with integrity, and to hold ourselves accountable.


VISION

Our vision is a more just, equitable, and inclusive City of Indianapolis. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful commits to leverage our environmental efforts to create fertile and fruitful ground for educational, creative, and social progress.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful aims to create an inclusive, anti-racist and welcoming work environment where individuals can contribute and be respected in their perspectives, without bias.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful aims to create inclusive, anti-racist and welcoming environments throughout the city, where every resident has access to places to connect to nature.


EXTERNAL GOAL: TO STRENGTHEN OUR TIES WITH DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS, COMMUNITIES, VENDORS, AND PARTNERS.


INTERNAL GOAL: TO FOSTER A DIVERSE, EQUITABLE, AND INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE, WHERE ALL STAFF FEEL SAFE AND WELCOME. 


This is not an exhaustive list of actions, but it is a start. We are on a journey to improve to better serve the community.

Read our statement on anti-racism regarding the Atlanta shooting. 

Updated: March 4, 2022