Inclusive Employers announces record breaking inclusion accreditation results, including Gold Standard for Teach First

Organisations that participated in the latest round of the Inclusive Employers Standard received their results in September 2021. The Inclusive Employers Standard (IES) helps organisations to understand how much of an inclusive employer they are and provides a framework to progress their inclusion and diversity strategy. Find out how participants of have benefited and click on the link below to register.

Teach First, East Midlands Railway, Costain, Anchor Hanover, St James’ Place Wealth Management, Surrey Police, Defence Infrastructure Organisation are amongst the cohort of organisations receiving their accreditation. Organisations that are successful in achieving accreditation are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold accreditation status; becoming accredited at any level highlights a real commitment to inclusion and diversity. Teach First has achieved a Gold accreditation becoming the second organisation to be awarded with this status since the IES launched in 2018.

The standard of submissions this round has been impressive. The submissions highlighted some fantastic work organisations have done to support staff with agile working and mental health in response to the impact that Covid-19 has had. The last 12-18 months has been challenging but the commitment shown by IES participants to maintain and deliver inclusion activity has been fantastic to witness.

Rupert Moyne, MD – Corporate Services at Inclusive Employers, the organisers of the Inclusive Employers Standard said:

“Participants in this round of the Inclusive Employers Standard achieved the best set of results ever. Amazing. Their success is a huge credit to the many people working incredibly hard to make inclusion an everyday reality in their organisation. It is wonderful to see the inclusion momentum growing across these ambitious organisations. Huge well done to them all and good luck to all those taking part in the next round.

The high scores achieved in this round of the Inclusive Employers Standard is largely down to the demonstrable progress achieved by repeat participants. Year-on-year progression reinforces the value of participation in supporting organisations every step of the way on their inclusion journey. The value of the Standard is not just in the accreditation but in the feedback provided and the opportunity to learn”

On receiving their Gold accreditation, Jay Nash, Director of HR for Teach First said:

We’re absolutely delighted to have achieved Gold accreditation. This is a huge testament to the brilliant work of teams and colleagues across the Charity, as we seek to put inclusion first and remove systemic biases and barriers that have become all too familiar within the workplace.

“While we are hugely proud to have this recognition, we know this is not job done. We remain fully committed to working closely with our affinity groups and employees to ensure policy changes are fully embedded, making Teach First a place where everyone can perform, learn and contribute with the confidence to be themselves.”

Inclusive Employers’ aim is to support organisations at all stages of their inclusion journey to become more inclusive and reap the commercial benefits of inclusion. The current round of the Standard is open now.

What is the Inclusive Employers Standard?

The Inclusive Employers Standard aims to support organisations to assess progress with their inclusion journey and award those meeting the Inclusive Employers Standard with accreditation. It is an evidence-based, objective, accreditation tool for assessing and promoting inclusion in the workplace developed and run by Inclusive Employers. The process is via online submission of narrative and evidence against 35 questions arranged over Inclusive Employers’ 6 pillars of inclusion, Engage, Equip, Empower, Embed, Evaluate and Evolve.

If you’re interested in participating in the next round of the Inclusive Employers Standard, fill in our quick enquiry form. Or for more information click here.