At PCG, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of personal, professional, and ethical conduct. This core value affects all aspects of our professional experiences: the manner in which we serve our customers, the way we uphold the reputation and values that our founder has created, and the way we treat each other, every day, while we strive to reach our personal, professional, and company goals. One of our tenets is that of equal opportunity based on merit, and our regard of diversity as being one of the key ingredients to our success. In order to promote a work environment based on openness and mutual respect, our policies on how we work together focus on the personal dignity and worth of every PCG employee. In a company as diverse as PCG, it is essential that we take the time necessary to understand the values that guide our behavior and our interactions with each other. Listed below is a summary of some of PCG's policies.
PCG is highly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment: recruitment, hiring, assignment, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, and training, as well as company-sponsored education, social, and recreational programs. It is PCG's policy that no employee, contingent worker, customer, or vendor, including temporary staff, will be discriminated against or harassed because of his or her race, color, national origin, citizenship status, creed, religion, religious affiliation, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status. These factors do not affect our decisions about any aspect of employment or our decisions about applicants for employment.
PCG fully endorses the concept and practice of affirmative action. Our Affirmative Action Program reflects our commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce of individuals who can work to their fullest potential. In addition to specific recruitment initiatives, we have policies that make development and advancement opportunities available to all employees. Through both externally and internally focused programs, PCG acts affirmatively to make development and career opportunities available to qualified minorities, women, Vietnam-era and disabled veterans, and persons with disabilities.
PCG does not allow discrimination because of a protected physical or mental disability, any history of disability, any perceived disability, or a relationship or association with someone with a known disability. Our nondiscrimination and accommodation policy applies to all aspects of recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, promotion, transfer, and other aspects of employment. Our policy prohibits retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint or requests reasonable accommodation.
Exactly what is diversity? At PCG, we believe that the same qualities that make each of us unique as individuals also contribute to making the workplace a unique and powerful environment. Our commitment is to create an environment where each of us can do our best work, while at the same time benefiting from the creativity and innovation that each of us brings to the table every day. Nurturing this mindset in all of our partners from the CEO to our part-time interns allows us to build a company where differences are valued and cultivated. Just as we focus on servicing a diverse range of clients and businesses, we concentrate on encouraging the efforts of employees to ensure that PCG is benefiting from the broadest range of employee talent and perspective. As we continue to develop our innovative culture, we will lead and succeed by challenging and enabling our employees to achieve their maximum potential in a culture that is flexible, open, honest, learning, and fair.