Who We Are

hey freya is a business that is committed to creating an inclusive work environment in which every team member knows that they are fully included and valued. We have found that a culture based on inclusion unlocks each team member’s full potential and empowers them to be fully engaged and committed to our mutual success. We believe diversity drives our innovation and, as an organization, we thrive on collectively solving difficult challenges that will improve our community, our environment, and our financial prosperity.

A Culture Where Everyone Matters

Our Culture and Values
 


We embrace the following Values:


Empowered People

Using courage, compassion, and our shared humanity, we strive to create and sustain an inclusive work environment that empowers our team to know that they are included as and valued in their entirety and will be treated with dignity and respect regardless of racial, cultural, sexual, gender, or individual differences. We want our organization to be recognized as a leader that successfully attracts, retains, and fully engages all of its team members and stakeholders. We will accomplish this by continuously working to create, improve, and sustain an inclusive company that accepts individuals into a safe environment that supports their growth and ideal contributions to our company.


Innovation

We understand that innovation is vital to our growth and is an integral part of who we are. We encourage entrepreneurial thinking and experimentation without fear of failing because every experiment potentially leads to a better solution for us and for our clients. Through this process, we will continue to provide value by creating unique and sustainable products, processes, programs, and services and maintain leadership.


Excellence

We strive for excellence in everything we do and to foster a culture that values excellence in talent, skills, products, and service. We focus on continuous improvement, of ourselves, our culture, and our products and service. We invest in being ahead of the curve and a leader in our space.


At hey freya, we believe in the value of diversity and inclusion.

More specifically, we believe in the diversity of thoughts, ideas, beliefs, experiences, and the inclusion of people regardless of their race, color, sex, language, national origin, religion, gender, orientation, or age. In addition to supporting the principles of diversity and inclusion, hey freya is on a journey to be a fully anti-racist and pro-LGBTQIA+ organization that supports gender equality and women’s empowerment.


Our anti-racist statement is as follows:

hey freya is an anti-racist organization. hey freya defines being an anti-racist organization as creating an environment where all employees regardless of race or the color of their skin know that they are valued, safe, and equal with equal opportunity and recognition. We acknowledge that racism can be unconscious or unintentional and identifying and defeating racism requires deliberate and ongoing work from each individual and the organization as a whole. As an anti-racist organization, we will purposefully identify, discuss, and challenge issues of race and color and the impacts that they have on the organization, its systems, and its people. We will also challenge ourselves to understand and correct any inequities we discover within hey freya and gain a better understanding of ourselves during this purposeful process. Being an anti-racist organization is a journey and it is our moral imperative to do this daily and ongoing work.

Our goal is also to create and maintain an environment where team members feel safe to discuss race and the importance it has on our organization and our lives outside of work. hey freya will continue to purposefully discuss and deepen our understanding of race and racism.

We are deeply committed to purposefully studying the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization and our industry. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful to some, but we have found that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards. By embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic.


Our pro-LGBTQIA+ statement is as follows:

hey freya is a pro-LGBTQIA+ organization. As an LGBT-inclusive workplace, all team members are treated fairly and have equal access to career opportunities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. Diverse employee representation has a positive effect on our business results because it allows team members to capitalize on their full identities and leverage their full talents. Therefore, as an LGBT-inclusive workplace, we recognize, work to understand and tackle the unique challenges that LGBT team members face during recruitment, in daily workplace interactions, and in advancing to senior leadership positions. We also recognize cultural differences within an organization by role and challenge workplace norms in each of these cultures.
 

As a part of our commitment to creating and sustaining a pro-LGBTQIA+ team member has the right to be addressed by the name and pronoun that correspond to the team member’s gender identity. Team members who transition on the job can expect the support of the organization. Furthermore, our company does not have dress codes that restrict team members’ clothing or appearance on the basis of gender. 


Our women’s empowerment and gender equality statement is as follows:

hey freya adheres to the seven principles set forth by the UN Global Compact and UN Women that are informed by international labor and human rights standards grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

We are committed to taking action across all seven Principles:

Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development for women
Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
Principle 6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

These principles are informed by real-life business practices and input gathered from across the globe. These Principles also can inform other stakeholders, including governments, as they engage with businesses including ours. We are committed to a fully inclusive workplace where we recognize and work to understand and remediate the unique challenges that women face during recruitment, in daily workplace interactions, and in advancing to senior leadership positions. We also recognize cultural differences within an organization by role and challenge workplace norms in each of these cultures. Our goal is also to create and maintain an environment where employees feel safe to discuss gender and the importance it has on our organization and our lives outside of work. hey freya will continue to purposefully discuss and deepen our understanding of gender and how it affects our people and our organization.

We acknowledge that this work can be uncomfortable and even painful to some, but we have found that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards. By embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic.

 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this statement you may contact us at hey@heyfreya.co