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.

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.

Interested in signing up?

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.

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

Here are the 16 organisations who have already signed up to our Inclusive Culture Pledge:

Inclusive Culture Pledge Make Shift
NEL-CSU Inclusive Culture Pledge 2019
Inclusive Culture Pledge VolkerWessels UK
Interserve Inclusive Culture Pledge 2019
BW workplace experts Inclusive Culture Pledge 2019
Inclusive Culture Pledge Mears Group
Inclusive Culture Pledge Ferrovial Agroman
Inclusive Culture Pledge Westfield Europe
WBMS - EW Group Partner Organisation
Inclusive Culture Pledge British Land
Inclusive Culture Pledge Magnox Sites
Inclusive Culture Pledge SSE
PRS for Music Logo
Inclusive Culture Pledge Morson Group
Smart Energy GB logo

Pledges from participating organisations for 2019

Inclusive Culture Pledge Make Shift

In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by putting together an Employee Guide which will outline success stories of diverse and inclusive workplaces, suggestions on how to get started, resources, TEDtalks and inspiring video clips.

Inclusive Culture Pledge VolkerWessels UK

In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by providing a face to face 3 hour training session on EDI awareness for our all our people.

Interserve Inclusive Culture Pledge 2019

Working towards a more representative Workforce demographic. Creating a more inclusively aware leadership team. Improving the accuracy of recording, monitoring and sharing information to further develop our data driven organisation. Working to embed Service User inclusion. Improving outcomes for Service Users with protected characteristics through personalisation.

WBMS - EW Group Partner Organisation

In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by:-Supporting and encouraging diverse groups to join our company through ensuring our recruitment process is open, non-judgmental and uses a wide range of media to ensure open access. We will work with local schools and colleges to encourage and support a more diverse workforce into the industry. We will ensure that our teams feel proud to be part of an organisation that is working to ensure it is positive, engaging and respectful of the individual and what they bring to the organisation. We will do this by ensuring our policies and training re-enforce this aim and by regularly monitoring our own workforce to ensure we are achieving this.

BW workplace experts Inclusive Culture Pledge 2019

In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by creating a more inclusively aware leadership team.

PRS for Music Logo

In 2019 we will set the foundations for an inclusive culture by rolling out our companywide programme to recognise drivers of unconscious bias, to better support our efforts to promote diversity and act inclusively. We are committed to influencing our business culture at every level; to engage, encourage, support and exemplify our core values and celebrate our differences.

Inclusive Culture Pledge Ferrovial Agroman

In 2019 we will continue to build an inclusive culture by providing a face to face training session on EDI awareness for our all our people, Inclusive recruitment training to our hiring managers and Inclusive Leadership training to our Board members.

Inclusive Culture Pledge SSE

In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by analysing diversity data of our students, staff and trustees and take action to become more inclusive where we identify greatest need for change. We will continue to develop our student, staff and trustee recruitment processes to ensure we reach and engage an increasingly diverse mix of people that fits with where we want our work to have the most impact.

Smart Energy GB logo

In 2019 we pledge to build an inclusive culture by creating an environment where the value of diversity in all its forms is appreciated and where every person is happy, comfortable and confident to be themselves.

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 Adaptability 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.

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