By signing up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge, you’ll benefit from a year of dedicated support on four 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 two very successful years of the Pledge we are excited to be further developing this initiative for 2020.
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 27 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 signed up to our Inclusive Culture Pledge in 2019:
Pledges from this year’s participating organisations
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by creating a more inclusively aware leadership team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mears Group are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities which we serve; 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 sex, age and gender…..
In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by;
• Enabling our colleagues to have a bigger voice – listening to and acting on feedback – providing safe spaces for candid conversations
• Having greater diversity at middle and senior levels including the Board
• Holding better diversity & inclusion information about all our colleagues, so we can manage them as individuals
• Creating an environment, which organically increases the representation of; women and BAME people at middle and senior levels, and at all levels in our Housing division – Women in trades – Men in Care – People with disabilities – Diversity among apprenticeships.
• And finally, addressing the impact of an ageing workforce while also respecting the benefits that older employees give to the business
In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by putting D&I on our agenda at every board meeting and performance appraisal, putting in place metrics and goals for everyone to work towards. We will continue to raise awareness of Diversity & inclusion within the work place through thought leadership within the publishing industry.
In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by retraining all our employees on unconscious bias and building an inclusive culture, by doing further work on how we measure our efforts and initiatives and by integrating our property management department into the wider business.
In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by promoting a new Position Statement on Diversity and Inclusion to the 450 000 physical therapists across the globe who belong to the 121 member organisations of WCPT.
In 2019 we will build an inclusive culture by actively programming activities that will reach out to diverse audiences and by demonstrating flexibility when it comes to recruitment.
What will we receive as part of our Inclusive Culture Pledge?
On sign up, all Pledgers will receive a welcome pack and invitation to attend four 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. The dates of these sessions are:
12th February 2020
22nd April 2020
24th June 2020
14th October 2020
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 2020 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
What are the timelines for the Inclusive Culture Pledge?
The Inclusive Culture Pledge starts in January 2020, 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.