This excerpt taken from the AYI 8-K filed Jan 12, 2005.
Equal Opportunity for All Employees
One of the four building blocks of The Acuity Brands Way is how we work together. We are committed to providing a positive, constructive and action-oriented environment that supports diversity in individuals and their talents, thoughts, and perspectives.
Acuity Brands is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are available regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status. This commitment applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, work assignment, promotion, transfer, termination, and wage and salary administration.
Recognizing equal employment opportunity can only be achieved through demonstrated leadership and aggressive implementation of the Companys Affirmative Action Plans, which the Company and its business units maintain in accordance with applicable law, all employees are expected to make every reasonable effort to carry out their affirmative action responsibilities in spirit as well as letter to assure that equal employment opportunity is available to all. All employees must demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for all other employees and commitment to Acuity Brands equal employment opportunity and affirmative action objectives.