At The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”), we recognize and are committed to ensuring that no person is excluded or denied from admission or access to TNC properties, programs, activities, services, or employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language barriers or disabilities as protected by nondiscrimination laws such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”) and our Code of Conduct. Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in federally funded programs. Nondiscrimination prohibitions have been further broadened and supplemented by related statutes, regulations, and executive orders including:
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination based on disability.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities.
- Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination based on age.
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulation 6 C.F.R. Part 19, which prohibits discrimination based on religion in social service programs.
We also strive to provide reasonable language assistance services to persons with limited English language proficiency to enable them to access our services across the United States.
TNC is committed to providing individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from TNC’s employment, properties, programs, activities, and services. TNC employees and job applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations from TNC that they believe will enable them to have equal opportunity to participate in hiring and employment. Individuals with disabilities may also request reasonable accommodations that they believe will allow them equal access to TNC’s programs and activities, including auxiliary aids and services for those with hearing, vision and speech disabilities. Such requests should be directed to the local TNC office providing the program or activity.
Any person or group of persons who believe that discrimination has occurred by TNC on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or any other protected category may file a complaint with TNC using the TNC Ethics & Compliance Helpline at www.nature.org/tnchelpline or by calling 800-461-9330 (available in more than 50 languages and with the ability to file anonymously). It is against the law for TNC to retaliate against anyone who takes action to oppose discrimination, files a grievance, or participates in the investigation of a grievance in accordance with the above authorities. In addition to filing a complaint with TNC, a person or persons who has a discrimination complaint may file with the relevant State agency with oversight for Civil Rights where the alleged discrimination occurred.