Corporate Policies & Statements

Equal Housing Statement

We believe in equal housing opportunities for all.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation.

We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. 

Human Trafficking Pledge

We do not condone human trafficking of any kind.

Worldwide, almost 20% of trafficking victims are children. Sexual Exploitation is the most common form of human trafficking. Women comprise majority of human trafficking victims. LQBTQ+ Youth Are also Victims.

Discrimination, un-confidence, financial instability, and lack of family support are all significant contributing factors to both homelessness, and resulting human trafficking of LGBTQ+ Youth. 

As the humans behind our firm, 

And as an LGBTQ+ owned business, we pledge against human trafficking of any kind.


Discrimination, un-confidence, financial instability, and lack of family support are all significant contributing factors to both homelessness, and resulting human trafficking of LGBTQ+ Youth. 

Source: PreventHT, UNODC

Our Sustainability Pledge

We believe that we should preserve our planet.

We aim to reduce emissions virtually by introducing and optimizing business processes that are entirely digital. Reducing the amount of drives and flights and instead utilizing technology that is already readily available to many of us in as many ways as possible contributes to fewer emissions.

As a firm founded in the unique Sonoran Desert, our practices bring forth water conservation efforts in each step of the development process and we adhere to the most stringent measures where applicable.

Educational initiatives are imperative in ensuring that the dissemination of pertinent applicable resources and information reach the desired parties. We aim to increase awareness to a multiplicity of issues via our learning center, press, media and other publications.

Accessibility Statement

We believe in providing options to increase accessibility wherever possible.

Norris Architects x BNN Brands are committed to providing users of our website with equal access to our information. We aim to ensure that all Norris Architects x BNN Brands websites can be accessible to all users including anyone with:

  • visual impairments
  • auditory impairments
  • cognitive impairments
  • physical impairments

and also anyone who does not have access to the latest technology.

This format has been Redacted per the Europa Accessibility Statement (Linked)

Anti Modern Slavery Pledge

We do not condone modern slavery of any kind.

Our goal at BNN x Brands is to Educate.

In this, it is our duty to present you, the consumer with the most amount of informational resources accordingly.Per Anti-Slavery International,

"Modern slavery is exploitative labour that places one person in the control of another."

If someone is:

being forced to work, or threatened to work;being owned, controlled by an ’employer’ in a mentally or physically abusive manner; being de-humanised or treated as a commodity;being physically constrained or unfree.

The person is likely subject to slavery. In simpler terms, if a person is forced work involuntarily and cannot leave said work, this is likely slavery.

Examples of forms of slavery include, but are not limited to:

forced labour, bonded labor, human traffickingslavery by heritage and child laboursupply chain slaveryforced/ early marriagethe exploitation of migrant workers in conditions amounting to slaveryencampment of children

Source: Anti-Slavery International 

What is a restavek?

In Haiti, a restavek is a child who is given to a host family in hopes of achieving a better life. This often results in abuse from the host family to the restavek child.

Per Restavek Freedom, over 300,000 children are currently restavek, 60% of whom are female.

A day in the life of a restavek may include: 

Cooking and washing dishes for others (as a child)Washing laundry for others (as a child)Shopping alone in the market for others (as a child)Care forothersmall children in the host family (as a child)

Source: Restavek Freedom

Haitian roots for restavek freedom

As a company whose founding principal is of proud Haitian heritage, and has worked closely on achieving child restavek freedom in Haiti, our company boldly supports initiatives that progress toward the proper evolution of humankind. 

We, both as a company and a group of humans with kind hearts, fully stand against any forms of modern slavery.

Rather than to reinvent the wheel, the Restavek Freedom organization has already compiled a list of resources to help educate you.

Our UNSDG Pledge

As a firm committed to international betterment, we aim to align with a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

About the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, all member Nations of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. (Source)

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were created with the intention of forming partnerships not only among countries but also among all stakeholders in the process - this means that people like you and myself also play a significant role in creating a better future.

We as the people behind this company aim to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to honor the decades of work set forth before us. 

Note that the UNSDG icons are for informational purposes only and Norris Architects x BNN Brands do not claim to be the United Nations or a representative of the United Nations.

Our Aligned Goals

  • Quality Eduation
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

Quality Education

  • Goal Description: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • How we aim to align: All of our content and materials are structured in a way that seeks to elevate the mind and provide resources when necessary.

Gender Equality

  • Goal Description: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  • How we aim to align: As a women-owned, minority-owned business, we simply do not allow for unequal treatments based on gender. This includes pay gaps.

Clean Water and Sanitation

  • Goal Description: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  • How we aim to align: As a firm, we aim to adhere to the most encompassing standards of water preservation in all of our development projects.

Affordable and Clean Energy

  • Goal Description: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
  • How we aim to align: In all of our designs, we seek to adopt methods of passive architecture, which includes innovative methods to conserve energy while minimizing costs.

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

  • Goal Description: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
  • How we aim to align: In an otherwise traditional industry, we incorporate practices of inclusivity from a corporate prospective, and operate in a way that formalizes approaches in an easily digestible consumer format.

Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • Goal Description: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
  • How we aim to align: Our development approaches seek to include all aspects of human quality of life that transcend beyond traditional perspectives of sustainability. Proper planning, material selection, and reduction of communication silos amongst disciplines result in a product that seeks to achieve superior results.
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