At ForwardAI, we are committed to building a talented group of diverse and engaged personnel and an encouraging, environmentally sustainable work culture. Our core mission as a company is to help our clients access business data faster and safer so they can provide improved services and financing. To support our mission, we look for solutions outside of the box. We’ve found this style of thinking thrives in an encouraging atmosphere that inspires employees to speak up and share new ideas, so they can feel included in the way we build our company and help others.
We want to continue our innovative work and provide the best solutions possible for our clients. The more differences we include within our staff, the more chance for ideas to grow and shape our services into something groundbreaking. Collaboration is an essential part of our business style, and a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere is critical for collaboration.
Our Core Values
To maintain a respectful workplace that supports and attracts “forward”-thinking minds that can collaborate and better represent the populations we’re trying to help.
As a start-up, it’s important to us that we start off on the best foot possible from the beginning.
1. Accountability from Leadership
It is up to the leadership team of this company above all else to ensure that company policy, messaging, and behaviours advance diversity and inclusion and continue breaking down systematic barriers faced by many.
2. Diversity and Inclusivity
We are lucky enough to already consist of a diverse workforce across multiple continents. We will continue our practice of shortlisting candidates with a wide range of diversity and ensure everyone has an equal chance at obtaining a job within our company. We serve clients across the world in many countries and cultures. By having an equally diverse staff, we create better products and services and support our clients in helping small businesses.
Everyone in the organization is responsible for ensuring their fellow employees feel welcomed and safe at their job. We embrace people from all aspects of life and support an atmosphere that celebrates this fact – not one that criticizes or suppresses it in any way. We do not tolerate harassment, bullying, discrimination, retaliation, or inappropriate behaviour in any form.
ForwardAI is a minority-owned business, and we are passionate about maintaining equal opportunity supply chain opportunities for suppliers and service providers. Companies of all sizes and origins are considered when we require an outside supplier.
In our experience, the fresher the eyes, the more someone can break down barriers and think outside of a traditional lens. This is why we emphasize hiring unemployed or underemployed youth. By training every employee to be the best people they wish to be, we build a company culture that fosters positive interaction and innovation. We are not afraid to take the time to teach our coworkers or employees new skills or promote a system of mentorship.
Part of this encouragement includes the accommodation to work flexibly. We believe in an agile environment that allows each person to individually thrive and come together to grow constructively.
At ForwardAI, we believe in reducing waste as much as possible, which is why we’ve elected to allow remote work and reduce travel consumption for both employees and management. In addition, we encourage video conferencing and meetings to maintain excellent communication with our coworkers and clients.
We prioritize carbon-reducing technologies like digital signing to reduce our waste footprint as much as possible.
Data Storage Partners
ForwardAI utilizes both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud services platforms for data storage.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to reducing its environmental impact by using 100% renewable energy and reducing water consumption. You can read more on AWS’s specific initiatives here.
Microsoft Azure is committed to reducing its environmental impact, including using 100% renewable energy from 2025 and becoming zero-waste by 2030. You can read more on Microsoft Azure’s specific initiatives here.
Last updated 2021-06-30