Simon Sustainability Report 2021


D&I EDUCATION AND TRAINING Employees and managers throughout the organization were granted access to over 200 hundred new D&I educational resources, including a custom online learning channel entirely dedicated to internal Workplace Diversity courses, articles, podcasts, books, and other unique content. In 2021: ■ Simon’s Learning & Development team launched a monthly learning campaign designed to highlight specific D&I topics and skills relevant to today’s social environment, while also inviting our employees to recognize a variety of unique backgrounds and history. These courses and topics were viewed over 1,800 times by Simon employees in 2021. Learning topics included, but were not limited to: ■ All Simon leaders, down to the level of supervising managers were required to complete a mandatory D&I training program called “Bridging the Diversity Gap,” which helped ensure all of our leaders are knowledgeable about what diversity is, how to leverage diversity within a company, and the potential barriers that must be overcome to create an open and inclusive working environment. Simon leaders achieved 100% compliance in completing the training.

■ Simon’s Talent Acquisition team completed formal AIRS 11 Certification in D&I Recruiting, learning enhanced techniques for locating diverse and underrepresented candidates and how to partner with hiring managers to further elevate Simon’s D&I recruitment and hiring practices. In 2022, Simon’s Learning & Development team, in partnership with the D&I Council, will continue to provide new and creative opportunities for Simon employees to explore strategies that will help them become advocates for one another and positively reinforce Simon’s commitment to diversity and inclusion within our workplace.

Skill Development Topics

Appreciation/Awareness Topics

Overcoming Unconscious Bias Creating Psychological Safety Communicating Across Cultures

Black History

Women’s History Hispanic Heritage

LGBTQ+ Pride

Practicing Inclusivity

Neurodiversity Acceptance

Working Across Generations Challenging Gender Bias

Disability Awareness

Cody Huffman Senior Vice President of Business Development

CUSTOMERS Simon’s Diversity and Inclusion Council has been established to specifically drive inclusive thinking and decision making powered by diverse voices, experiences, and perspectives. Each of us on the Council share a high sense of responsibility in highlighting the importance of representation and providing insights to help positively influence ongoing D&I strategy at Simon. We are fully committed to cultivating and ensuring a workplace experience which promotes opportunities for growth, success, safety, and respect for all. I am so proud to be a part of this effort. “ “ COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENT APPENDIX EMPLOYEES

11. Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies



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