Social and Human Capital Management
We are committed to fostering a culture that encourages and seeks the betterment of the Company and the communities in which we conduct business. We strive to maintain a corporate environment that fosters a sense of well-being and encourages our employees to focus on their long-term success along with the long-term success of the Company. We offer, among other things, competitive and balanced compensation programs on par with those of our peers and competitors, including well-rounded healthcare, prescription drug and disability insurance benefits for our employees and their families, participation in a 401(k) plan, with a matching contribution by the Company, competitive paid time-off benefits, a parental leave program that applies to both women and men and an employee assistance plan that provides professional support, access to special programs and certain resources to our employees experiencing personal, work, financial or family related issues. In addition to these benefit programs, we have historically permitted employees to leave the office at 12:00 pm on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day to enjoy the summer months. Finally, in 2021, as we returned to the office following a long work-from-home policy due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, we implemented a flexible work policy permitting a hybrid home/office work balance.
We are passionate about developing and growing our talent. We devote substantial efforts to retaining, motivating and supporting our employees by providing access to such benefits and opportunities as tuition reimbursement, professional development reimbursement and internal growth and advancement. Our employees are one of our most important assets and we recognize and reward individual and collective contributions to our growth and success.
Providing our employees with a healthy and safe working environment is essential to us. Our goal is to reduce the potential for injury or illness by maintaining safe working conditions, such as providing proper tools and training to all employees. Our corporate headquarters is a smoke-free environment. Additionally, we offer resources to our employees to encourage healthy habits, such as tobacco cessation and health coaches for those employees with certain chronic conditions, including but not limited to diabetes and asthma.
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that maintaining and promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace where every employee feels valued and respected is essential for us to grow as an organization. As such, we are focused on cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees can freely bring diverse perspectives and varied experiences to work. In 2020, we implemented an Inclusive Workplace Policy that formalized our principles and commitments to diversity and inclusion throughout our organization. We seek to hire and retain highly talented employees and empower those employees to create value for our shareholders. In our employee recruitment and selection process and operation of our business, we adhere to equal employment policies and provide annual trainings on diversity and inclusion.
We employ, train and refresh our employees in accordance with our nondiscriminatory, inclusive practices and policies implemented to prevent discrimination and protect our employees and stakeholders from offensive and harmful behaviors.
All of our employees are required to acknowledge receipt of our Code of Business Conduct and complete online training, which sets forth basic principles, guidelines and prohibitions to serve as guide for all employees, officers and directors of the Company, including, but not limited to, conflicts of interest, health and safety, respect for the environment, equal employment opportunity, non-discrimination, anti-harassment, complying with insider trading prohibitions, reporting suspected violations of the Code of Business Conduct, and prohibitions on retaliation for complying with the Code of Business Conduct.
We are committed to a policy of responsible gaming. Presently, in alignment with this core value, our tenants have established policies and guidelines modeled after the American Gaming Association’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming. These policies and guidelines establish minimum standards that address problem gambling, underage gambling, improper use of alcohol, responsible marketing and advertising and the prevention of unattended minors. Our tenants generally use a variety of approaches to promote responsible gaming, including employee training programs, customer awareness campaigns, self-exclusion and financial restriction programs, written procedures for recognizing and managing these issues, use of outside experts, and ongoing monitoring and review to gauge the effectiveness of these programs.
Community Service and Philanthropy
We take an active role in supporting the communities in which we operate by partnering with local and national organizations to administer charitable contributions, provide community service and organize the donation of goods to assist local families in need. Through our non-profit partnerships, we partner with organizations such as: Habitat for Humanity to build and improve places for families to call home; the Salvation Army, through its Angel Tree program, the United States Marine Corps Reserve, through its Toys for Tots program, to provide new clothing and toys to children during the holidays; Ray of Hope to facilitate the