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Equality, diversity and inclusion in business

22 May 2017

Equality, diversity and inclusion in business
At Prospects being recognised as both Investors and Leaders in Diversity by the National Centre for Diversity (NCFD) isn’t just talk, it’s the way we run our business. Prospects shares the NCFD’s goal of positively influencing beliefs, attitudes, behaviour and conduct towards issues surrounding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). As Leaders in Diversity we help organisations to walk the talk and become more than organisations which just tick boxes. Alongside the NCFD we are encouraging them to transform their workplaces into spaces which are equitable and inclusive. 

Organisations committed to EDI can think about what they are doing for EDI by thinking in terms of FREDIE. 

Fairness
Respect
Equality                     
Diversity
Inclusion
Engagement 

To retain Leaders in Diversity award we are constantly looking at how we can develop our approach to fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement. We evaluate the changes we make within our organisation and the innovative ways we embed our values throughout our organisation. 

Prospects Chief Executive, Nick Bell, is passionate in his commitment to EDI: "As well as having a long-standing personal commitment to improved equality and diversity, as CEO of the Prospects Group I also know that this approach benefits the business. Having a culture of strong EDI and seeking continuous improvement in that culture and our practices means that it is easier to recruit, retain and develop a wider pool of talent for the company than others with a less strong approach. That culture similarly helps us deliver quality services to a wide range of people from a wide range of backgrounds. It's that constant and consistent quality that has helped us thrive in the past and which will underpin our future. Without strong EDI, helping us to tailor our approaches to individual customers, we would not be able to deliver and demonstrate that quality to everyone.”

Prospects was awarded Best Large Company 2017 in the recent National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards. 


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