Our ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is fundamental to the realisation of this purpose; diverse teams will enable us to better understand and meet the needs of clients and communities across the globe, while more inclusive and equitable workplaces will provide fertile ground for learning, innovation and excellence.
Our equality, diversity and inclusion ambition is to lead our sector by example, so that clients, suppliers and employees will want to work with and for us because we are known for being an open, welcoming, and inclusive business. With that in mind we have created ‘Everyone’s Business: Our global equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy’.
We chose this name as it emphasises that everyone in our employee-owned business will benefit from the time and energy we invest in becoming more diverse, equitable and inclusive. The name also highlights that everyone will be accountable for our progress against this strategic business priority.
Our 5-year strategy includes a global EDI vision and approach agreed across every region of our business. We recognised that each of our regions needed different priorities as dictated by their local EDI data and contexts and have captured these in four regional versions (download below) of our strategy, that provide more detail on how and why each region will be progressing towards the shared vision.
We have already made considerable progress towards our vision of becoming a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive business, not only because it’s the right thing to do but because it gives us the best possible foundations from which to deliver our social outcomes purpose.
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