Diversity & Inclusion Policy of Sam Media

Sam Media is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Sam Media’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.

All employees of Sam Media have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.

Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action.

Employees who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from an HR representative.

We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All employees, no matter whether they are part-time, full-time, temporary or self-employed contractor, will be treated fairly and with respect. When Sam Media selects candidates for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit, it will be based on their aptitude and ability.

We are opposed to any form of illegal and unfair discrimination. All employees, whether part-time, full-time, temporary or self-employed contractor, will be treated fairly and with respect.

When Sam Media will select candidates for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit, it will be because of their skills, abilities and merit.

Sam Media is committed to:

  • Create an environment in which the individual differences and contributions of all team members are recognized and valued.
  • Create a working environment that promotes dignity and respect for every employee.
  • Attract and retain a skilled and diverse workforce that best represents the talent available in the communities in which our assets are located and our employees reside.
  • Ensure appropriate selection criteria based on diverse skills, experience and perspectives is used when hiring new staff, including board members. Job specifications, advertisements, application forms and contracts will not contain any direct or inferred discrimination.
  • Ensure that applicants and employees of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for and have fair opportunity to be considered for all available roles.
  • Provide, to the greatest extent possible, universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible premises that allow everyone to participate and work to their full potential.
  • Comply with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation.
  • Not tolerate any form of intimidation, bullying, victimization, vilification or harassment and to take disciplinary action against those who violate this policy.
  • Provide training, development and advancement opportunities for all staff based on merit.
  • Encourage anyone who feels they have been discriminated, to express their concerns so that we can take corrective action.
  • Encourage employees to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Regularly review all our employment practices and procedures so that fairness is always maintained.