Tips for embedding diversity and inclusion across global organisations. 

  • Consider how the legislation differs in different locations and the impact of this.
  • Agree both business and diversity and inclusion priorities at a local level.
  • Plan to communicate diversity and inclusion across the organisation, including the overall strategy, local strategy and action plan, successes, progress, and areas of future focus. 
  • Ensure a plan is in place to support different locations.
  • Consider how to celebrate the success of areas that might be at very different stages of their D&I journey.
  • Create an overall vision for the whole organisation.
  • Ask different regions/locations to take responsibility for determining and implementing action plans at a local level, to ensure that priorities and initiatives are tailored to the needs of individual areas.
  • Identify a senior leader in each region/location who is responsible for championing D&I actions and reportings back to others.
  • Hold regular meetings for the D&I leaders of each region/location to share experiences, challenges, progress, advice and tips. The requirement to report back on actions also increases the likelihood that people will take action.