Capital Crossroads has announced the launch of its DSM USA 4 Equity Collective assessment to better understand how businesses, nonprofits and government entities are implementing equity practices and identify areas for improvement.

Area employers are invited to participate in the DSM USA Organizational Equity Practices survey, according to a news release.

“The purpose of the Organizational Equity Practices Assessment is to understand how employers are collectively contributing to a welcoming and inclusive community for all,” said Marta Codina, collective tri-chair and region bank president of Wells Fargo Bank. “The results will help us identify where we need to invest more time, energy and resources to get closer to reaching that goal.”

Tanner Krause, a collective tri-chair, said that some organizations have already done substantial work toward equity, while others may just be getting started, and that all voices want to be heard.

“The survey will provide our region with critical insights that will guide the 4 Equity Collective’s efforts of building more equitable practices across businesses and communities for years to come,” he said.

The survey is confidential and will take about 20 minutes to complete. It covers topics such as data collection, community engagement, communication, recruitment, retention and training. The deadline to complete the survey is Feb. 28.

The DSM USA 4 Equity Collective is an effort developed through Capital Crossroads and is composed of a broad range of community stakeholders purposefully selected to engage in the development of a metric system that seeks to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion in all community efforts.