Equity Residential continues to build upon and cultivate a culture of inclusion as CEO and President Mark J. Parrell has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge

This announcement comes on the heels of the company conducting listening sessions to provide the opportunity for employees of color to share their stories and experiences regarding the racial injustices and societal inequities in our country. 

“We are proud to join more than 1,000 leading companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge. We have been deeply moved by the stories shared by employees of Equity Residential and by what has recently transpired in our country. These experiences have helped us develop a greater appreciation for our responsibilities as leaders and citizens to continuously advance inclusion through action to live out our purpose, creating communities where all people can thrive,” said Mark J. Parrell, Equity Residential’s President and CEO.

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion was collectively formed in 2017 and is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders across the country. To date, over 1,100 CEOs have signed onto the pledge. This pledge was designed to ensure leadership commitment and accountability to lead diversity and inclusion change within their organizations.  For more information about CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, visit ceoaction.com.