The GBC requires businesses to evidence how they monitor the diversity of their workforce and their commitment to close the gender, disability and ethnicity pay gaps as well as narrow the executive-worker pay gap.
The Equality Act 2010 protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.
It set outs a range of protected characteristics. These are:
There is also an increasing focus on socio-economic background and improving social mobility.
Diversity is about recognising and valuing difference and the benefits of a representative workforce. Inclusion is the practices that ensure the workplace is inclusive of all and that every individual feels respected, valued, accepted and included within their workplace and can bring their whole selves to work.
A diverse, equal and inclusive culture is imperative for a business to continue to thrive because it puts its people at the heart of its operation. When people feel valued and included, they are more likely to flourish at work. More diverse teams lead to better business outcomes. Diversity will also boost the reputation and brand of a business in line with an increasingly globalised working world.
A more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace therefore offers many advantages; including improved customer orientation and service, innovation, productivity, profitability, morale and staff retention.
To make progress on diversity involves looking at an individual’s journey in the workplace,
We will ask questions about:
For companies with over 50 employees we will also ask you about your reporting on gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps and diversity data with plans to close these gaps as well as narrow your CEO/worker pay gap where applicable.
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If you have reason to believe that a GBC accredited organisation is not meeting its obligations, please let us know.