Elevate is Business in the Community Ireland’s new Pledge to support businesses to build more inclusive workplaces. The ultimate ambition of this initiative is for a workforce that is representative of all members of Irish society.
Our workplaces have become more diverse, incorporating a multiplicity of backgrounds, experiences and identities. This has brought huge benefits to Irish business. However, diversity alone is not enough. Workplace inclusion is about creating a culture where everyone feels welcome, has access to opportunities and is supported to thrive.
By signing up to this Pledge, Irish businesses can demonstrate their commitment to building truly inclusive workplaces, and supporting the broader values of inclusion, equality and opportunity in Irish society.
Signatory companies commit to:
BITCI commissioned Deloitte Ireland for this new report which provides insights on why
social inclusion is becoming a priority for business, the challenges and barriers to inclusion and,
how Irish businesses can improve inclusion now and in the future.
The Inclusive Employer blueprint is a practical guide to help businesses create diverse and inclusive workplaces. It includes a framework for connecting the dots on your diversity and inclusion agenda with actionable tips and case studies.
Elevate is led by the Leaders’ Group on Sustainability Sub-Group chaired by Sinead Patton Veolia Chief Financial and Commercial Office and, Ken Scully Head of Trading & Commercial Operations Ireland, Marks & Spencer