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Human Kinetics Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

As the information leader in physical activity, we believe we can contribute to the elimination of harmful systems and practices in the publishing and physical activity communities, and we will work hard to create positive change.

We need a workforce made up of people from all abilities, ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, races, and sexual orientations. A diverse workforce is one that will drive innovation, creativity, and growth.

We will work intentionally to make our products and our workforce a more accurate reflection of the diversity we see and appreciate all around us in our own local community.

Human Kinetics is an employee-owned company, and our values guide our actions. Learn more below about how our corporate values of resourcefulness, respect, integrity, teamwork, effort, and stewardship relate to DEIB. We hope you join us on our journey.

Our Values

Resourcefulness
We learn and adapt so we can solve challenges. We figure things out.
We problem-solve together, welcoming ideas from everyone about how we can be and do better.

Respect
We treat each other and our customers kindly. We trust and appreciate.
We respect, appreciate, and welcome diversity in our employees, authors, customers, and vendors. We want employees to bring their whole selves to work.

Integrity
We hold ourselves and each other accountable to high ethical standards. We commit and deliver.
We treat others fairly and equitably. We stand up for what is right.

Teamwork
We support and encourage each other's contributions. We collaborate.
We encourage an environment of inclusion and belonging. We value each other's unique contributions, skill sets, and strengths.

Effort
We work hard to accomplish a lot with the time and tools we have available. We persist.
We are aware of our organizational shortcomings as they relate to DEIB and are taking the steps outlined below to make meaningful changes.

Stewardship
We manage resources as if we own the company, because we do. We take responsibility.
As an organization, we are committed to allocating resources toward DEIB initiatives and to supporting our local community.

DEIB Goals

We believe in transparency as it relates to our DEIB initiatives.

The unfortunate reality of the publishing industry, fitness industry, and academia are that these are difficult environments for people of color and those with many types of differences: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic background, and more. We recognize that as a part of each of these fields, HK has been complicit in these inequities. We're committed to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive company, and publishing field as a whole, that reflects our mission and values.

These are our goals:


Educate
Create
Build

Develop
Embrace
Track

Our Commitment

Human Kinetics is committed to living out this statement and achieving the goals listed above. We welcome feedback, suggestions, and questions from HK employees, customers, partners, and the public at any time.

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