We are committed to profitability for every stakeholder in Dignity - from investors to employees. Wealth creation goes beyond mere job creation, aiming for financial stability and independence for stakeholders.
Where a business operates with dignity and values the community, jobs are created, new businesses independently spring up, crime is reduced, individuals are engaged in their government, families are healed, and the environment is substantially improved.
As far as a business is able to influence change, we seek to model and help our employees and neighbors develop strong values, obedience to God, and a vibrant spiritual life that will impact their actions and civic responsibility.
We are aggressive with our environmental stewardship. We care about not only protecting the planet, but actively enhancing it and correcting existing problems through modeling sustainability and a passion for the environment.
1. We recognize the inherent value and dignity in each person.
2. Dignity will create value through providing products and/or services that honor God’s precepts for how we should live on His Earth.
3. Creating value requires income producing operations that enable a proper balance between investments in meeting current needs and those business investments needed for future profitability.
4. Ownership in Dignity will be shared among employees and others. No one person or family will have controlling ownership.
5. Those who work in Dignity will have participation rights.
6. Dignity will in some way share in the practice of investing an agreed portion of its proceeds in other similar new companies.
7. Unless clear reasons compel other actions, Dignity will manage toward majority ownership becoming held in the country of primary production.
8. Even at the cost of some current profits, Dignity will seek to place more steps of their value added progression in economically less advantaged countries.
9. Compensation for employees of Dignity will be attractive in comparison with that offered by competitors, and owners of Dignity will model joyful generosity for employees to encourage them to do likewise.
10. An educated workforce is a more competitive workforce. Therefore Dignity will invest significantly in employees' education about all aspects of their company and to gain an understanding about financial management.
11. Each Dignity plant will consider opportunities for supporting strategic community volunteerism.
12. Within a given national economic scale, no single long-term full-time worker should earn a salary more than nine times greater than any other long-term full-time worker.
13. We are determined to uphold the God-given Dignity of women. We emphasize training on women's rights; open job opportunities to women; demand community-wide respect for women and girls; and include women as a majority in our staff leadership.