This section of the G8Way Assessment explores the companies ability to demonstrate the business results that arise from its Diversity & Ethical Business (DEB) efforts. Companies are discovering that diverse and inclusive workplaces deliver measurable improvements in their bottom-lines.
In this era of globalisation, diversity in the business environment is about more than gender, race and ethnicity. It now includes employees with diverse religious and political beliefs, education, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, cultures and disabilities.
By supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace, they are gaining benefits that go beyond the optics. Corporate Social Responsibility activity can also feed through to the organisation’s reputation and increase its brand value. Wellness programmes reduce employee absenteeism and increase their productivity. Environmental initiatives not only save the planet they can also reduce energy costs. Confirming these business results increases confidence in a company’s DEB activities.