The business case for equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace is overwhelming and evidence shows that diversity brings many advantages to an organisation including increased profitability and creativity, stronger governance and better problem-solving abilities.
We believe that having a more diverse Board and workforce will bring new experience, skills and knowledge which will benefit both us as an organisation and the businesses we support. It will also impact positively on the programmes, initiatives and projects we deliver across the Coast to Capital and ultimately drive greater economic growth. It is not just the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense.
For Coast to Capital:
- Equality is enabling opportunity, access, participation and contribution on a fair and equal footing and ensuring that different groups do not experience barriers when accessing our services, programmes, funding and employment.
- Diversity is about the individual, understanding that each of us is different and making sure we respect and celebrate the variety of backgrounds, perspectives, values, and beliefs.
- Inclusion is about embracing those differences and leveraging the power of difference.