Promoting and supporting diversity in the workplace is an important aspect of good people management – it’s about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual. However, to reap the benefits of a diverse workforce it’s vital to have an inclusive environment where everyone feels able to participate and achieve their potential. Covering age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation among others – sets minimum standards, an effective diversity and inclusion strategy goes beyond legal compliance and seeks to add value to an organisation, contributing to employee well-being and engagement.

Supporting information: Please provide a brief description (up 500 words in total) identifying:

  • Initiative implementation: What strategy was undertaken to achieve the project’s aims and objectives?
  • Challenges: experienced and how they were overcome and the successes achieved. What lessons were learned?
  • Outcomes: How effective is the innovation, and what are its benefits? How has it impacted on operational excellence?