By signing up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge, you’ll benefit from a year of dedicated support on six key aspects of diversity and inclusion development.

Interested in signing up?

We created the Inclusive Culture Pledge in 2018 to mark our 25th anniversary. We wanted to create a network of forward-thinking organisations and to support that network with resources and advice, free of charge. After a very successful first year of the Pledge we are excited to be further developing this initiative for 2019.

What is the Inclusive Culture Pledge?

The Inclusive Culture Pledge is a public commitment to building a more inclusive workplace culture over the next 12 months. Our pledging organisations will receive a year-long support package from the EW Group, backed up by our 26 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.

Talk to us to find out more.

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

On sign up, all Pledgers will receive a welcome pack, as well as an invitation to our exclusive launch event at the Shard. During the year, we will invite you to attend six special roundtable events. 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. Inclusive Culture Pledge roundtables are exclusive to pledging organisations and can be attended either in person or through a live webcast. These are the areas that will be covered:

1.  The Gender Pay Gap on the 27th February 2019

      One year on, what story do you have to tell about the progress you’ve  made?

2.  Inclusive Leadership on the 1st May 2019

     What are the habitual things we can do to lead inclusively?

3.  Inclusive Recruitment on the 12th June 2019

       How inclusive is your process and how are you measuring success?

4.  Cultural Intelligence on the 18th September 2019

       How is our ability to work across difference impacting the workplace?

5.   Measuring Success on the 16th October 2019

      What metrics can we use to further make the business case for diversity   and inclusion?

6.   Accessible Communications on the 27th November 2019

How do we make sure our messages have impact and resonance with all groups?

What do I need to do to take part?

To register your interest, press the button below. Once you have signed up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge and received your welcome pack, Pledgers will agree to do the following:

  • Create a Pledge statement by completing this sentence: ‘In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by…’
  • Contribute use of one meeting room to host an ICP roundtable event or open course
  • Feature the ICP rosette on your website as a sign of commitment to the Pledge
  • Link to the EW Group from your own website
  • Agree to us publishing your pledge statement on our ICP webpage

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What are the timelines for the Inclusive Culture Pledge?

The Inclusive Culture Pledge starts in January 2019, and lasts for 12 months.

What does the Inclusive Culture Pledge cost?

Nothing. We’re offering the Pledge package free of charge. We want to work with you to create a groundswell of great practice in diversity and inclusion, and ultimately make the workplaces of all who participate happier and more productive.

“EW Group ran sessions for everyone at Sunshine on Building Inclusive Cultures. It was both a super useful and very popular set of sessions for everyone who came.”

Mel Exon, Group CEO at The Sunshine Company

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.

Creating a more inclusive culture at work – the businesses taking the lead

Here are the 28 organisations who have already signed up to our Inclusive Culture Pledge:

British Land – FTSE 100 commercial property company

BuroHappold – global engineering consultancy

CEDR – Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

CGI – global IT and business process services consultancy

Direct Rail Services – supplier of transport and associated services to the nuclear industry

Ferrovial Agroman – UK & Ireland division of one of Europe’s largest construction companies

The Fire Fighters Charity – rehabilitation and wellbeing services for injured firefighters

Goldsmiths – one of the constituent colleges of the University of London

Magnox Sites – nuclear decommissioning Site Licence Company

Make Shift – community investment and cultural destinations experts in London

Mears Group – housing and social care provider

Merit Vanguard Alliance – partnership of four NHS mental health trusts in the West Midlands

Metaswitch – world-leading cloud native communications software company

Morson Group – recruitment specialists in engineering and technical

New Brewery Arts – arts centre and gallery in Cirencester

PRS for Music – undertakes collective rights management for musical works on behalf of its 130,000 members

Purple Futures – probation and rehabilitation services provider on behalf of the Ministry of Justice

SSE – learning and support provider for social entrepreneurs

Solace Women’s Aid – independent charity supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – local authority in Essex

Southern Brooks Community Partnerships – community development organisation in Bristol

The Sunshine Company – next-generation creative agency and consultancy

UK Power Networks – electricity network operator in London, the South East and the East of England

University of Central Lancashire – one of the UK’s largest universities

VolkerWessels UK – multidisciplinary engineering contractor

Warwickshire and West Mercia CRC – regional probation service provider

Westfield Europe – the European arm of the global retail management giant

Wilton & Bain – executive search and interim management specialists

World Confederation for Physical Therapy – global membership body and non-profit organisation

Inclusive Culture Pledge Westfield Europe
Inclusive Culture Pledge British Land
Inclusive Culture Pledge CGI
Inclusive Culture Pledge Mears Group
Inclusive Culture Pledge Ferrovial Agroman
Inclusive Culture Pledge Magnox Sites
Inclusive Culture Pledge BuroHappold
Inclusive Culture Pledge VolkerWessels UK
Inclusive Culture Pledge Direct Rail Services
Inclusive Culture Pledge Morson Group
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Inclusive Culture Pledge Wilton & Bain
Inclusive Culture Pledge Goldsmiths University
Inclusive Culture Pledge Sunshine
Inclusive Culture Pledge UCLAN
Inclusive Culture Pledge Make Shift
Inclusive Culture Pledge Metaswitch
Fire Fighters Charity Inclusive Culture Pledge
Inclusive Culture Pledge SSE
Inclusive Culture Pledge WCPT
Inclusive Culture Pledge Solace Women's Aid
Inclusive Culture Pledge Merit Vanguard Alliance
Inclusive Culture Pledge New Brewery Arts
Inclusive Culture Pledge Purple Futures
Inclusive Culture Pledge Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Inclusive Culture Pledge Warwickshire and West Mercia CRC
Inclusive Culture Pledge Southern Brooks
Inclusive Culture Pledge CEDR
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