We are committed to understanding, tracking, improving and sharing our progress on diversity, equity and inclusion both as an organisation and through our work.
To do this, we are using the recommendations of the 2019 Association of Charitable Foundation’s report Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Pillars of Stronger Foundation Practice to guide us.
The ACF report outlines eight ‘Pillars’ of good practice on diversity, equity and inclusion which are listed below. We will share our planned actions and progress against these pillars here in 2020 and 2021.
So far, we have held a staff meeting to discuss the pillars of good practice and how we think Esmée measures up to each. We also gathered anonymous responses via an online staff survey. Through this we identified pillars 1, 3, 4, and 6 as the first priorities for Esmée and suggested some practical ways forward in addressing them. We also highlighted the need for greater organisational understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion.
The pillars of good practice will be discussed at our July 2020 board meeting, after which we'll share our approach to addressing them here.
08 June 2020
Tel: 020 7812 3700
Charity No. 200051