OVERVIEW AND DEFINITIONS
The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award acknowledges a Deloitte Top 200 organisation or Top 30 financial organisation that has developed and implemented a successful diversity and inclusion initiative, addressing a specific challenge or opportunity with an innovative solution. The success of this initiative will be evident in the business outcomes and can be demonstrated by the impact on the business. It may provide scope for further application across the wider business landscape. The award also recognises an organisation that has policies or strategies in place to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
We understand “diversity” to refer to a broad range of differences among people, including gender, ethnicity, age, religion, language, education, geography, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, work style, work experience, job role and function, thinking style, and personality type. Diversity can exist within both your current and potential employees, as well as within your customers, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders.
“Inclusion” refers to how your organisation recognises and leverages diversity, including the way you value, listen to and work with diverse employees, customers and your broader stakeholder community, both in New Zealand and, where relevant, internationally.