The Diversity Mark accreditation is the ‘Mark of Progress’ that allows you to demonstrate to employees and suppliers your commitment to creating an inclusive & diverse workplace.
Registering isn’t just about getting the badge and ticking a box – it is about setting solid foundations that will help you build a better workplace environment, where individuals feel valued, are treated fairly and have equal opportunities.
Our accreditation framework and process has been designed to help you set realistic targets and our independent assessment panel provide expert annual feedback to continually support you on your journey.
After you have registered, we will send the charter to your CEO or chair to sign. Once received, we will provide you with the Bronze Diversity Mark application pack for completion. You can read the charter by clicking here.
Set your targets
Gather information about your current diversity practices and analyse where your business is at today. This will allow you to set 3 gender diversity targets. Submit these targets to our independent assessment panel.
Independent review, feedback and accreditation
We will review your application and contact you with any queries to maximise the chances of approval. Once your submission is approved by our panel, you will be sent written feedback to help your businesses achieve your set targets over the next 12 months and receive your accreditation.
Our team will help you at every step
The Independent Assessment Panel
The independent assessment panel is what really makes the Diversity Mark accreditation such a respected mark of progress. It is the only accreditation where award applications and annual reports are assessed independently by assessors, and not just by the Diversity Mark team.
Our Independent Assessors bring a highly robust standard to the accreditation process. The panel is made up of business experts who are all incredibly passionate about being involved in making a positive impact on our economy and society through diversity.
Everyone’s journey begins with Bronze and this accreditation recognises commitment to advancing Gender Diversity. As your business progresses, you can achieve the Silver and Gold accreditations. Organisations must submit annual progress reports with a full assessment each year.
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Signatories – You’re in good hands
Join our signatories and see how accreditation can help your business address diversity in the workplace
We understand how daunting D&I can be. To help you at every step, we have enlisted the skills of people who have done this already and are reaping the benefits. Please meet our Diversity Buddies.
All of our buddies are incredibly passionate about the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings, and they are eager to work with others to share key learnings and good practice.
“The Diversity Mark Accreditation programme has been invaluable to Translink in helping us make connections and develop plans that will continue to make a real difference to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the benefit of all employees within Translink. Cara Woods, TranslinkCara Woods, Translink
Ignoring or dismissing D&I will have a negative impact on your business as the world continues to commit to progress
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How Diversity Mark can help your business
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Discuss where your business is at today and what you’d like to improve
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