We are committed to equality, diversity (EDI) and inclusion and promoting it in our organisation, how we function and how we do things. This extends to both our own recruitment processes within the business and externally in supporting the declared policies of equality, diversity and inclusion that our clients practice.
We also believe it is important to go beyond what is prescribed in the Equality Act 2010, which provides the minimum starting point for equality and diversity. We commit to taking into account the equality strands not protected by the Equality Act 2010, this allows us to be truly equitable in our practice of EDI.
We are aware that EDI can often be left to interpretation, it is this reason we have defined what Equality, Diversity and Inclusion means to us as an organisation and how we put this into action when engaging with our clients and key stakeholders. This can be found in our EDI Policy.
Finally, we have linked our values to our commitment of equality, diversity and inclusion, so all employees are aware of what they should expect from each other and management’s leadership in being explicit about our commitment to creating a psychologically, physically and socially safe working environment for all. This commitment extends to how we engage with our clients and all others.
We know more can be done to make sectors more diverse and inclusive, so we are taking action:
- Our EDI Advisory is one of the channels we are using to effect and support change in the sectors we operate in.
- We publish our diversity placement data in order to benchmark ourselves against the wider industry and to better understand where we can improve
- All our staff receive regular and up-to-date training on the ever-changing EDI landscape
- We review our business practices ensuring EDI is embedded throughout
- We continually look for new ways of doing things better and we hold ourselves to account always!