Social
Mission

Giant Machines is committed to a thriving society with a focus on racial justice, gender equality, social justice, and more sustainable communities.

Learn

  • Continue to foster a culture of learning and awareness
  • Provide time and resources for more members of the team to attend sustainability conferences
  • Regular Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) workshops
  • Leadership training in DEIB perspectives and awareness
  • Champion DEIB, Anti-bias, and Anti-racist training
  • Share out resources in the #diversity-inclusion Slack channel and help disseminate information and awareness

Practice

  • Continue to align ourselves with organizations and vendor partners who share our mission.
  • Ensure we make sustainable decisions including changes to energy consumption, and food waste, and general carbon footprint as we decide on office space, catering, company events, and other company activities.
  • Increasing transparency, achieved by implementing Greenhouse, an applicant tracking system (“ATS”) that encourages and supports best-practices in hiring
  • Fostering accountability by implementing requirements based on the NFL’s Rooney Rule for interviewing
  • Reducing bias in hiring through trainings and utilizing the Bonsai method
  • Posting some roles exclusively on women-centric job boards (Women Who Code)
  • Hosting recruiting events geared toward women and underrepresented minorities in tech
  • Host a fellowship program for bringing underrepresented team members to Giant Machines
  • Continue outreach efforts through recruiting programs with emphasis on diversity
  • Add Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and racial justice criteria to Giant Machines investment decisions
  • Facilitate group sessions to create a space to share, learn, educate, and discuss
  • Add more DEIB and accessibility guides and perspectives to our employee handbook and our engineering playbooks as appropriate
  • Increase the importance of social impact to the criteria rubric for taking on new clients and projects
  • Explore remote work policies that align with DEIB objectives.
  • Build toward an annual report on initiatives including diversity report, compensation analysis, and a CSR report card

Contribute

1% Pledge Badge

Giant Machines has committed to Pledge 1% of our time, services, profit and equity:

1% of our time

will be allocated to social good via group volunteerism and 16 hours/Year Volunteer PTO.

1% of our services

will be allocated to projects that will make large impacts on our partner organizations.

1% of our profits

will be donated to causes and organizations that fight for racial justice, social justice, and sustainability.

1% of equity

is pledged in the event of an acquisition, merger, or sale to go directly into a donor advised fund or to individual charities that meet our social mission.

What we did in 2020

$11K
1,214
Donated to NAACP
LDF & USPAACC
Meals donated to citymeals NYC

We've partnered with Flatiron School to create opportunities

We're proud to support the advancement of Black tech professionals by creating long-lasting change and working towards racial equity in tech.

The John Stanley Ford Fellowship at the Flatiron SchoolCitymeals on Wheels logo

We raised over $6,500 for City Meals in 2020