As a certified Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE), SDI is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages individual perspectives to yield high-performing solutions, with multicultural values and partnerships that reflect the growing diversity of the communities that we serve. Our company is dedicated to meeting minority financial goals in our new and existing contracts, building MBE/WBE business partnerships, minority workforce recruiting, and creating a corporate culture that celebrates diverse perspectives, including a workforce that significantly represents minority inclusion.
SDI is a committed partner in Chicago United’s Five Forward program, a strategic initiative designed to build stronger minority businesses of scale. SDI has been an active participant in the Five Forward program since its inception and has achieved diamond status in leading the initiative’s implementation. By committing to the Five Forward Initiative, the leadership at SDI continues to set a precedent in partnering with local minority firms in a meaningful way that allows them to build capacity and grow.
SDI incorporates environmentally sensitive best practices, products, and policies into our corporate culture, minimizing the carbon footprint in SDI and in our clients’ organizations. From sustainable considerations in the design and operation of our office space to environmentally conscious technology solutions, SDI actively pursues environmentally friendly technology systems, infrastructure, and support best practices.
SDI has a long history of giving back to our local communities. SDI’s CSR programming track record includes involvement with over 50 philanthropies in our local communities. At every level of the firm, SDI is active in sponsorships, in-kind professional services, financial support, and employee volunteer hours.
SDI believes that we can significantly impact our community’s workforce of tomorrow through our student internship program. SDI interns include minority high school, college, and post-college students, who receive hands-on project experience. SDI appreciates the value to students of having a first chance at being exposed to a professional work environment and working collaboratively on meaningful projects. Over 139 students have participated in SDI internships since the company’s inception.