Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Alta is committed to advancing equity, inclusion, and diversity in our project work and business practices. Our mission to create active, healthy communities requires an understanding of diverse perspectives as we plan, design, and implement projects. Our mix of staff must reflect the diversity of the communities we work in. This will help us hear from many voices, build trust and relationships, speak to people in ways that reflect their experiences and linguistic heritage, and advance solutions outside the status quo. Our success in these areas will lead to better public engagement, more authentic and productive partnerships, and better outcomes in our work. 

Our success as a business requires diverse voices in decision making. We will support the advancement of women and people of color to leadership. As leaders in the organization, we start by acknowledging privilege and intersectionality, and by modeling an attitude of continual learning and growth. 

Alta will be an employer of choice for people of color and others from culturally underrepresented groups including diverse races, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socio-economic status. We support an inclusive culture that actively and intentionally engages diverse people, ideas, and perspectives to create a vibrant working environment, one that improves the quality of our work products for our clients and communities.

Read more about our commitment to addressing systemic racism.

Sustainability and Climate Change Mitigation

We are committed to helping communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. 

We acknowledge how climate change is impacting our communities and that our projects can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making it easier and more enjoyable to choose greener transportation modes like walking, biking, and taking transit. As a firm that specializes in active transportation, we also enliven public spaces, from streetscapes to parks and trails. We incorporate green infrastructure wherever possible, from street trees that provide shade and cooling, to stormwater absorbing treatments and climate-adaptive plantings that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and clean and recharge water resources, as well as beautify communities. 

We believe every community has the right to plan for a greener future that reflects its unique needs. And as a company we are committed to supporting sustainable best practices internally and externally to build a more resilient future.