ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2022 — Miller Zell’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee has been in place for over two years, and it now has established proactive programs with trackable metrics around DEI. It guides our initiatives and communicates its findings with our associates.
In 2022, Miller Zell made gains in several key metrics of our DEI programs. The year-end audit shows an increase in the diversity of associates as a whole and specifically in the number of minorities in upper-management positions. Another key improvement was in the number of in-office promotions for both women and traditionally underrepresented groups.
In addition to programming around employment, career advancement and representation, Miller Zell has a supplier diversity initiative that shows an increase in spending with these valuable supplier partners. This program builds on Miller Zell’s commitment to driving DEI in all aspects of our business as well as contributing to our clients’ diversity spending objectives and shared values.
Inclusion has always been a core value at Miller Zell, and it is supported by our continuing commitment to DEI in all aspects of our workplace, client relations and corporate culture.
With our latest companywide survey, participation increased by nearly 25 percent, while overall ratings improved modestly. This tells us our associates are embracing communication and initiatives that will improve our company.
“We are very clear that we believe a diverse Miller Zell helps us deliver better solutions to our clients,” Miller Zell CEO Chip Miller said. “Our DEI committee is charged with speaking with Miller Zell associates about why diversity is good for our company and to solicit ideas and thoughts on where improvements can be made.”
In 2023, we look forward to expanding our work and continuing successful programs like our open house/town hall, which helps us engage with associates on DEI concerns and topics and ensures open lines of communication.