Image displaying the Inclusive Culture Pledge rosette along with logos of organisations pledging this year: Goldsmiths University of London; MSC; Stonbury; Wilton and Bain; Make A Wish; PSA; Hubble; Anderson Quigley; The Smalls; Cifas; Monica Vinader; PRS for Music; RSA; URW; Ferrovial Construction; ICE; Point of Care Foundation; Royal Society of Chemistry; Morson Group; Planet Organic; and Observatorio de Color

What is the Inclusive Culture Pledge?

The Inclusive Culture Pledge is our free-of-charge client initiative and a public commitment to building a more inclusive workplace culture over a period of 12 months. EW Group clients who pledge will receive a year-long support package from us, backed up by our 28 years of expertise and experience as equality, diversity and inclusion consultants.

This is an ideal opportunity to let everyone know that you’re working towards a truly inclusive workplace, where diverse talent is welcomed and valued.

The next Inclusive Culture Pledge event is at 10-11.30am, Tuesday 26th October 2021

Interested in signing up for 2022?

The businesses taking the lead

Here are some of the organisations signed up to this year’s Pledge:

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Anderson Quigley. We will build an inclusive culture by committing to ongoing staff training to deepen our understanding of ED&I. We will actively seek out diverse networks to ensure our pool of potential candidates has even greater diversity. We will commit to updating our own internal recruitment practices to ensure a diverse workforce for the benefit of our candidates, our clients and our team. 

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Goldsmiths, University of London. We will continue to build an inclusive culture by strengthening our recruitment processes and widening development opportunities for staff. We will also work to improve how we enable staff to feel empowered, raising awareness of and celebrating our differences and individual identities. 

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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. We will continue to build an inclusive culture by ensuring our door is open to everyone, and by committing to having policies and programmes in place to embed diversity and inclusion into all areas of our business, from our values to talent acquisition, from development to performance management. At URW, D&I is about respecting one another and embracing what makes us individuals in terms of gender, age, education, sexual orientation, sexual identity, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or religion. It’s accepting and valuing our differences and understanding that ‘Together’ is made of our differences, and is how we can make a difference. At URW, we understand that to effect meaningful change it’s vital to integrate D&I in all we do, and that is why it’s intrinsic in our values, ‘Together at URW’, as part of our ethics value, and is paramount to our ‘Be You at URW’ ethos and network. 

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The Point of Care Foundation. We aim to celebrate the diversity of the community we work with. We aspire to include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and representing a wide range of life experiences in our work – not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it takes us closer to our mission to humanise healthcare.

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Stonbury. We will build an inclusive culture by training people at all levels on how unconscious bias affects us all, and what can be done to eliminate it.

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Make-A-Wish. We will work towards providing equal access to a wish to every eligible child by equipping all our stakeholders with knowledge and tools to create inclusive environment for all members of the Make-A-Wish community, and by connecting with communities that we have not been reaching so far.

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Mears. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities in which we work: one that attracts and retains the best talent and enables our colleagues to thrive – it’s about the bigger picture, creating cultural fitness that goes beyond the protected characteristics.

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Cifas. We value our people and consider them to be one of our greatest assets. We want to ensure they have an environment in which they thrive in. Embracing the diversity of our workforce and creating an equal and inclusive culture which supports our people to reach their full potential is very important to us. We believe the diversity of our people makes us stronger and enables us to better serve our members in fighting fraud and financial related crime. Our Leadership Team, supported by People & Culture, our management teams and our EDI Cultural Champions are committed to delivering our EDI objectives for our workforce.

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MSC Industrial Supply. Inequality is wrong. Injustice is wrong. Prejudice is wrong; but acknowledging these truths is not enough. At MSC, we are committed to building a more diverse culture. Our journey will include a fresh approach to helping our people to better understand and embrace diversity and inclusion at all levels. Diversity and Inclusion will be woven into the fabric of our organisations and will be at the heart of our culture. Our people decisions will be better informed as a consequence of becoming a more diverse business.

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RSA. We will continue to build an inclusive culture and embed a D&I lens into our people processes. Throughout 2021, we will continue to raise awareness on important D&I issues and continue to challenge ourselves to have brave conversations where it matters. We are proud to support our employee resource groups in understanding the lived experience of all our colleagues, taking action where necessary to ensure that everyone can bring their best self to work and can fulfil their potential.

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Monica Vinader. Our jewellery is for everyone and so is our community. Together, we will continue to implement sustainable changes to ensure that career opportunities and progression are open to all. We commit to celebrating the diverse voices of our employees, partners, and the customers we serve.

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Hubble. We pledge to continually raise awareness of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion across our specialist industry networks through the hosting of thought-provoking events and peer to peer discussion groups. We will achieve this whilst ensuring ED&I recruitment best practice when supporting our clients hiring needs.

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Royal Society of Chemistry. We will continue to foster a more inclusive and diverse culture by strengthening and updating our recruitment process and policies and encourage open communications with our employees to ensure that inclusivity is central to our actions.

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MI-GSO|PCUBED. In 2021, we will continue to deepen our understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion, with a particular focus on asking, listening and acting. We will set and publish measurable objectives which when achieved, will move us towards our goal of continuing to build an inclusive culture at MI-GSO | PCUBED; a culture where diversity in all its forms is valued, and where every person is happy, comfortable and confident to be themselves.

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Planet Organic. In 2021, we are committed to conducting a thorough review of our mission, values, policies and procedures to ensure that we encourage diversity and inclusivity at every level. We aspire to demonstrate kindness and understanding in everything we do, to emphasise the importance of standing opposed to any form of discrimination wherever we encounter it and to create a culture that celebrates the broadest range of skills, experience and backgrounds and gives them a space in which to thrive.

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Observatorio de Color. We believe racism exists and it deeply affects individuals’ lives and communities’ dynamics. We are committed to helping our clients provide an equal opportunities environment through inclusive aware leadership teams. We want people to start talking about the big elephant sitting in the middle of every Zoom meeting: race.

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Ferrovial Construction. In 2020, we launched our new business strategy for the UK which places people very firmly at the centre of the business. As we translate the strategy into clear actions and targets for the year ahead, our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion for our company and our supply chain has become stronger than ever. This means that how we welcome new talent to Ferrovial Construction as well as develop the talent in our organisation, ensuring fair access to progression opportunities is paramount. We have begun the year with an audit from the EW Group and will be working on completing the resulting actions as well as working with a number of organisations to provide access to training and sustainable employment for underrepresented groups in the industry – particular attention to young black men in London, female engineers, and reaching a broader range of people via a new apprenticeship strategy for the UK business.

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The Smalls. At The Smalls, we are committed to putting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. In 2021, we will focus on three key areas: 1. Our internal team. Ensuring our core team reflects the diversity of the UK. We will also implement on-going ED&I training for all members of staff. 2. Our creative community. We commit to uncovering and championing the true diversity of our creative community, and to diversifying our shortlisted talent pools. 3. Our clients. We will encourage our clients to come with us on this journey, and we will support them in measuring their own progress in ED&I. Above all, we will hold ourselves accountable for actioning change, and we will publicly advocate the importance of this move towards a more diverse and inclusive culture.

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Phone-paid Services Authority. PSA is committed to achieving and respecting equality, diversity and inclusion in everything it does. In 2021 we will be carrying out an organisational change programme to ensure that our people, processes, values and culture are best able to deliver our new approach to regulation both now and in the future. We pledge to build Equality, Diversity and Inclusion into this programme of work so that it is at the heart of what we do and fully embedded in our organisational values and ways of working.

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ICE Services. Whoever we are, we live each workday through our actions, shared values and personal integrity. We commit to: demonstrating respect for everyone by understanding and celebrating our differences; embracing the creativity that comes from different perspectives; and achieving excellence by bringing out the best in people who can bring their whole selves to work. We work together, collaboratively, with equal participation and inclusion to do the best for our colleagues and customers.

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Morson. Supporting and encouraging our leaders to carve out an inclusive culture, working with individuals from different background with different perspectives on life. We will seek to educate our employees that diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice and for us to have an inclusive culture, we must embrace diversity.

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La Marzocco. We appreciate each other’s impact and will dedicate time to enhance cultural agility on our day-to-day relationships by embedding Diversity & Inclusion in our recruitment & onboarding, in our “people in culture” programme, through our leadership coaching, and in any collaboration with external partners. We will provide toolkit and be monitoring our D&I good practice via employees’ surveys, feedbacks, and focus groups.

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Football Association of Wales. Our vision is to create an inclusive culture for our Staff and members across the football family. We aim to establish an environment where everyone can be their true authentic self and feel that they belong and be the best version of themselves.
We are committed to building a diverse workforce and membership that reflects all communities across Wales and pledge to drive cultural change through consistent education and self-reflection.
Football is for EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE in Wales.

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Marshall Wolfe. We will continue to train and develop our own teams to ensure Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is at the core of everything we do. We pledge to be ambassadors for ED&I, educate and take our customers on a journey to better inclusion and diversity in the workforce and ultimately embed best practise into company culture.

Talk to us to find out more about the Inclusive Culture Pledge.

By signing up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge, you’ll have exclusive access to events throughout 2021 and the ability to network with other forward-thinking organisations.

"From forums on racial injustice to talks about disability, and the review of an EDI audit, the professionals at EW Group continue to help us shape a more inclusive and better place to work for all. Thank you!" Mabel Aranda, People Culture & EDI Manager at Ferrovial Construction UK
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"You leave the round-table sessions feeling empowered and energised. Meeting employees from across a variety of sectors gave me the access to a wide range of ideas and approaches that made me feel more confident in progressing our D&I ambitions." Loraine Thomas, Director of People and Culture at Stonbury

What are the business benefits of Inclusive Culture?

Taking the Inclusive Culture Pledge will help position your business alongside the growing list of global companies who are tapping into the potential of an inclusive culture to engage their employees and better serve their customers. The Pledge is a statement of intent, which signals to your employees and your customers that you appreciate the added value that an inclusive organisation brings.

Ready to sign up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge?

What will we receive as part of our Inclusive Culture Pledge?

You will have access to four roundtable sessions throughout the year. These sessions will bring together leaders, managers and diversity specialists from a range of industries for a collaborative 90-minute conversation in which we will share good practice and challenges.

Each session will be focused on a specific topic to which all participants will be invited to contribute. The roundtable format will create an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and will also give you lots of practical ideas to take away and implement in your own organisation. All roundtables will be hosted by an EW Group facilitator.

What are the timelines for the Inclusive Culture Pledge?

The next Inclusive Culture Pledge starts in January 2022 and lasts for 12 months.

"The ICP has been invaluable in supporting our D&I programme with up to date and relevant topics, with the added benefit of networking and sharing best practice and ideas with other external organisations. I would highly recommend the Inclusive Culture Pledge." Jo Lasenby, HR Business Partner at PRS For Music

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