Keeping with our pioneering spirit, we seek to cultivate an environment of belonging which drives Ridge to become the industry leader in diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
Inspired by our field-blended wines whose finished product is greater than the sum of its parts, we continuously strive to ensure our company is diverse and inclusive throughout. We develop deep roots in our community and provide the necessary resources for our people to grow and flourish. Above all, we commit to holding ourselves accountable as an industry leader, cultivating an environment where people feel empowered to be their authentic selves.
Launched in March of 2020, the Diversity Committee’s primary goals are employee development, community involvement, improved communication, and to build the future of the Committee.
In 2021, we took some initial steps in developing a diversity strategy by conducting the Voice of Employee Survey (VOE). The results of the survey identified the current cultural climate at Ridge and opportunities for improvement. Working with our two third-party DEI consultants, we are gaining better insight into how employees experience working for Ridge. Through these efforts, we’ve identified three main areas of improvement; Ridge executives have partnered with the Diversity Committee to form working sub-committees to create a targeted approach to these improvements.
As part of the Ridge’s on-going diversity efforts, the Diversity Committee is working closely with our executive and leadership teams to develop a DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) strategy for the winery. This currently includes DEI training and exercises, developing new employee onboarding materials, and developing sponsorship & giving programs.
Our ongoing efforts aim to improve the workplace environment for all Ridge employees. Get to know our team members at the link below.