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Expand Your DEI

This page is your go-to source for exploring industry-recognised awards, accreditations, and partnerships within Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These external validations are a valuable resource for any organisation seeking to enhance their DEI in the workplace. Take some time to explore these resources and align your recruitment strategies and overall company culture with those who share a dedication to advancing DE&I initiatives.

ACCREDITATIONS

B Corp Certification

B Corp Certification

This certification is awarded by B Lab, a nonprofit organization that assesses a company's social and environmental performance. B Corps are required to meet strict standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

Cara-Friend Inclusive Business Charter

Cara-Friend Inclusive Business Charter

Staff led inclusivity and diversity notice board.
Creation and implementation of a comprehensive LGBTQI+ policy.
Celebrating diversity during anti-bullying week to combat queerphobic bullying and promote a workspace free from prejudice and discrimination.
Ensure self-monitoring and evaluation measures are in place.

Equality Commission Mental Health Charter

Equality Commission Mental Health Charter

We have a launched a new Mental Health Charter for employers and service providers. The Charter, jointly produced by the Equality Commission, Action Mental Health, Disability Action, Mindwise, Mental Health Foundation and Niamh, provides a framework for working towards mentally healthy workplaces.

Good Work Standard

Good Work Standard

London-based accreditation that recognizes employers who meet certain criteria related to fair pay, conditions, and treatment of employees.

Mindful Employer

Mindful Employer

UK-based accreditation awarded to employers who are committed to supporting employees with mental health issues.

Stonewall Diversity Champions

Stonewall Diversity Champions

UK-based program that helps organizations create inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ employees.

Women in Finance Charter

Women in Finance Charter

UK-based charter that encourages financial services firms to improve gender diversity in their senior leadership teams.

BDF Disability Standard

BDF Disability Standard

UK-based standard that helps organizations create a more inclusive workplace for disabled employees.

Disability Confident Scheme

Disability Confident Scheme

UK government-backed accreditation that recognizes employers who have inclusive policies and practices for disabled people.

Fair Tax Mark

Fair Tax Mark

UK-based accreditation that recognizes companies that are transparent about their tax affairs and pay the right amount of tax.

LGBT Foundation's Pride in Practice

LGBT Foundation's Pride in Practice

UK-based accreditation that recognizes healthcare organizations that provide inclusive care to LGBTQ patients.

Race Equality Charter

Race Equality Charter

UK-based accreditation that recognizes institutions of higher education for their work to improve racial equality and diversity.

Tech Talent Charter

Tech Talent Charter

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a government-supported, industry-led membership group that brings together 700+ Signatory organisations and equips them with the networks and resources to drive their diversity and inclusion efforts.

Working Families' Best Practice Employer Mark

Working Families' Best Practice Employer Mark

UK-based benchmark that recognizes employers who have family-friendly policies and practices.

Belfast Business Promise

Belfast Business Promise

The Belfast Business Promise has eight pledges for employers. These are:

Provide fair wages and contracts: Ensuring your employees are paid the Real Living Wage (RLW) and have security around the hours they work.
Offer opportunities into work: Creating pathways into work by providing job and development opportunities, and removing barriers to employment.
Support the local and social economy: Using our purchasing power to support the local economy, increase competitiveness and add social value.
Recruit inclusively: Ensuring job accessibility for all citizens and hiring across diverse communities.
Improve training, engagement and well-being: Creating a workplace where employees feel valued and can thrive.
Pay promptly: Paying supplier invoices on time.
Work in partnership with our communities: Working in collaboration with local communities through meaningful engagement, to bring about positive impact.
Protect our environment: Working together to tackle the global challenge of climate change and protect our environment for future generations.

Diversity Mark

Diversity Mark

Diversity Mark offer accreditation, expert support and guidance to organisations who are navigating the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) landscape.

Whether you are new to workplace diversity or already seeing the array of benefits it brings, we will be with you at each and every step, committed to helping your organisation make a positive impact on people’s lives by transforming culture and attitudes for the better.

Fair Trade Certification

Fair Trade Certification

This certification is awarded by Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit organization that promotes fair labor practices and sustainable agriculture. Fair Trade Certified companies must meet strict standards for fair prices, fair labor conditions, and environmental sustainability.

Living Wage Employer

Living Wage Employer

For organisations wanting to demonstrate their commitment as a responsible employer, Living Wage accreditation is the best place to start. By paying the real Living Wage, employers are voluntarily taking a stand to ensure their employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on. That basic fairness is at the heart of what the Living Wage campaign is trying to achieve and why great businesses and organisations choose to go further than the government minimum. As well as it being the right thing to do, there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the business benefits of becoming a Living Wage Employer.

Race at Work Charter

Race at Work Charter

UK-based charter that encourages employers to take practical steps to tackle racial inequality in the workplace.

Valuable 500

Valuable 500

UK-based initiative that encourages companies to commit to disability inclusion and put it on their board agenda.

AWARDS

Best Workplaces Award

Best Workplaces Award

Great Place to Work offers the only program that can recognise your workplace in more than 60 countries. Take one survey, earn accolades everywhere. We partner with leading media publishers around the world to help your brand gain the best international exposure.

Investors in Diversity

Investors in Diversity

UK-based accreditation that recognizes organizations that demonstrate a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace.

Retail Sustainability Awards

Retail Sustainability Awards

UK Diversity Legal Awards

UK Diversity Legal Awards

The UK Diversity Legal Awards are the only industry awards which focus solely on recognising, promoting and celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion across the legal profession

Inclusive Awards

Inclusive Awards

The Inclusive Awards is the only awards ceremony that rewards organisations for harnessing a truly diverse workforce, thus recognising the significant efforts of organisations nationwide that excel in their commitment to equality and inclusion across all strands of diversity.

The Inclusive Awards will cover excellence in all areas of diversity including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion, as well as highlighting diverse employers and employees across a wide variety of sectors including housing, public, private, charity and education.

National Diversity Awards

National Diversity Awards

Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the 2024 ceremony showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion; thus embracing the excellence of all our citizens irrespective of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture. The concept for the National Diversity Awards arose when Inclusive Companies identified an urgent need for more positive role models to be actively promoted, with the aim to empower and inspire the wide breadth of diverse communities across the UK.

Times Top 50 Company On Gender Equality

Times Top 50 Company On Gender Equality

Investors In People

Investors In People

Investors in People assess how your organisation is performing against our We invest in people framework. We advise and support you on how to improve your workplace culture over time specifically in areas around employee engagement, communication, organisational culture and work practices.

Other

Other

UK Best Companies to work for

UK Best Companies to work for

Celebrating the very best in workplace engagement
Being named one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work For is an accolade like no other - is something that other organisations the length and breadth of the nation strive for – but only the very best achieve.

It recognises your commitment to your employees and demonstrates that you see workplace engagement as a vital part of your organisation’s success. While also being a unique opportunity to tell a positive PR story, in turn helping you attract and retain the best talent, set you apart from the competition and win new business.

PARTNERSHIPS

Cara Friend

Cara Friend

Cara-Friend has been serving and empowering the LGBTQI+ community in Northern Ireland since 1974

Stonewall Partner

Stonewall Partner

At Stonewall, we believe in the power of collaborative partnerships and know that through the support of our partners, we are able to change the world for the better.

Over the years this support has enabled us to develop impactful campaigns and directly work with schools, communities, individuals and companies, both at home and abroad, to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

Stonewall’s Corporate Partnerships team knows that one size does not fit all, and so we work to develop bespoke opportunities to fit your needs and reflect your corporate social responsibility priorities.

Women's Aid Corporate Partner

Women's Aid Corporate Partner

We will make sure that a partnership with Women’s Aid is mutually beneficial, working to promote the partnership to your company, engage your staff and meet your strategic and Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.

We offer:

Dedicated stewardship – Our team offer a wealth of experience in all areas of corporate partnerships, from employee fundraising to CRM activity.
Domestic abuse training –We deliver expert domestic abuse training and consultancy. Our training can help you build a healthy workplace – benefiting you, your staff and your business performance.
Fun and engaging fundraising – We’ll ensure that you have all the support and resources needed to hold great events that really motivate your teams to get involved. Talk to us about our running places at events across the country.
Profile and branding – Your company will be seen to be supporting Women’s Aid at a time when domestic abuse is increasingly on the public’s agenda, improving your brand reputation and giving you market differentiation. Talk to us about how we can support you to publicise the partnership.

Mind

Mind

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that works to improve the physical, mental & emotional health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ people and their families in Northern Ireland.

We are the foremost LGBTQIA+ organisation in Northern Ireland and have two centres: one in Belfast city centre and the other in Derry.

Orchardville

Orchardville

Orchardville, a registered charity and social enterprise, is committed to changing the lives of people with learning disability and autism.

Women in Salesforce Devops

Women in Salesforce Devops

We created Women in Salesforce DevOps to empower women who are passionate about building on Salesforce. Our aim is to create a friendly, like-minded community where women from all over the world can support and inspire each other as they develop their careers in Salesforce DevOps.

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