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Building and implementing an effective DEI programme requires ongoing effort. GoodCorporation provides the following services to help organisations implement best practice in this complex area.
Cultivating an inclusive business culture can be challenging, particularly for global organisations attempting to implement a corporate DEI policy across multiple geograhies. Commitment to DEI can also vary significantly, with some sceptical about any returns on investment and others considering DEI as a 'nice to have' rather than the core element of a healthy company culture.
Those organisations that embrace DEI however, are seeing the benefits of an inclusive work culture including:
GoodCorporation has more than 20 years of experience helping organisations create ethical and inclusive business cultures.
The GoodCorporation Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework is a set of responsible management practices that demonstrate a results-driven approach to DEI. By following the practices outlined in the Framework, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to promoting DEI throughout their operations and ensure that their expectations for DEI are communicated to all stakeholders.
The framework covers the key areas of management and implementation needed to successfully embed best DEI practice throughout an organisation. This includes the governance of DEI with evidence of senior level commitment; allocation of resources; the extent to which legal obligations are understood; how the needs of all stakeholders are met; training and awareness raising, as well as monitoring, review and incident management.
Our framework can be used to design, embed or evaluate an organisation’s approach to DEI and/or its approach towards one or more specific protected characteristics. Characteristics typically protected by law include: sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age and sexual orientation.
Organisations can use this framework internally as a checklist for the development of best practice or as the basis of an external review by GoodCorporation. Such reviews can be used as a foundation for a gap analysis, as means of tracking improvement over time, providing reporting metrics and independently verified evidence of progress and performance.
GoodCorporation has surveyed 50+ organisations operating across a range of industries and located in a number of countries to gain a better understanding of how today’s organisations approach DEI.
The survey investigated selected organisational practices that contribute to the effective implementation of a DEI programme including governance, monitoring and analysis of DEI indicators and statistics, target setting and speak up.
Our latest report analyses the survey findings, highlighting areas of best practice and indicating where improvements can still be made.
This report can be used to understand your own organisation’s position on DEI.
Conducting a gap analysis is an efficient way for organisations to understand how well they currently perform and identify key areas for improvements.
Using our DEI Framework as the starting point, our gap analysis comprises a qualitative and quantitative review of an organisation's DEI practices. Stakeholders are interviewed to provide an in-depth understanding of how practice works on the ground, while policies, systems and internal data are analysed to provide quantifiable supporting information.
The scope of the review is agreed in advance and the findings are analysed against the Framework's set of recommended practices to identify any gaps and areas for improvement.
Recommendations are proposed and, to ensure maximum effectiveness and engagement across the organisation, stakeholder focus groups and senior leadership workshops are conducted. Feedback is collated and used to develop a pragmatic, achievable and prioritised action plan, with clear levels of ownership and accountability.
To help companies evaluate their DEI programmes against emerging best practice, GoodCorporation offers DEI benchmarking services. Benchmarking enables organisations to compare their practices and procedures against those of industry peers and/or competitors.
With regulators, investors and stakeholders increasingly requiring evidence of how DEI is managed, a DEI benchmark analysis helps organisations develop effective best practice and avoid box-ticking initiatives. Benchmark data can also be powerful when engaging with senior leadership to drive improvement, secure support and obtain the necessary resources.
GoodCorporation's benchmarking services include the drafting of a detailed report, which combines benchmark findings with recommendations for improvement. Each report will be compiled by our expert DEI team, drawing on 20+ years of experience evaluating DEI issues internationally at group, subsidiary and local levels.
Training is one of the essential core elements of an effective DEI strategy.
GoodCorporation designs bespoke DEI training programmes tailored to an organisation's specific needs, audience and challenges. Developed by subject matter experts with extensive knowledge of designing effective DEI strategies and programmes, our training offers:
GoodCorporation's DEI training can be delivered face-to-face or online using our e-learning platform, or through workshops and webinars.
Our DEI training covers a range of topics including:
From acting on DEI governance to analysing DEI statistics, DEI training and appropriate speak-up cultures, the implementation of long-term solutions is vital to building sustainable businesses.
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