THE ALL-IN DIVERSITY PROJECT & BSI to develop International workplace diversity and equality standard recommendations.
LONDON May 21, 2019: The All-in Diversity Project is proud to announce its latest collaboration working with BSI, the business standards company to develop the first workplace diversity and equality code of practice.
The aim of this BSI Publicly Available Specification (PAS) is to provide a framework and processes that all business sectors would be able to follow to support a workplace culture and environment, assisting equality and opportunity for all and move towards a more inclusive workplace. Whilst there are several international and localised measures which the PAS can reference in order to help address gender equality and ethnic equality as part of other related concerns, such as race equality and the maintenance of work/life balance. The All-In Diversity project believes that this can only be achieved if businesses have a (a Code of Practice) framework which provides recommendations on implementing change in a manner which supports their business and commercial objectives, not contrary to them.
The PAS is intended for use by boards, directors, leaders, mangers and HR professionals anywhere in the world. It will include recruitment, selection, retention, exit, workforce management, remuneration and benefits, training and development. It won’t, however, cover local existing employment regulation or policy.
There are expected to be a number of global institutions involved in the consensus building process to develop this code of practice.
Dr Scott Steedman, Director of Standards at BSI said: “Many organizations are looking at ways to improve equality and diversity in their workplace. The aim of this PAS is to provide a framework so organizations can give every individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.”
In an open invitation to the world, a spokesperson for the All-In Diversity Project said: “This is not about us, the UK or the West imposing it’s values on the rest of the world but working with and collaborating with the world to produce a Code of Practice which allows any company, or entity, in any industry or sector, anywhere in the world to start to build out a framework for organisation and workplace diversity, equality and inclusion in accordance with the cultural, social, religious, legal and political environment in which they operate.”
Following the publication of the PAS, the All-In Diversity Project would continue to work with the BSI to develop the BSI PAS into an ISO standard for diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace.