We’re a business with purpose.
We show up for each other, our communities and the environment. We use our platform to push for positive change. We’re always listening and we’re always learning. We understand our business has a real impact on the markets we serve. We create opportunities for businesses and people to succeed. But for success to happen, we need to ensure we’re upholding our commitments to diversity & inclusion.
Learn more about where we are and where we’re going as a business.
Our purpose is clear: we create opportunities for businesses and people to succeed. Those opportunities are only possible if we hold true to our values and drive the business forward with diversity and inclusion at our core
We’re committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion both internally and externally. Our ED&I journey started in 2018 when we signed on to be early adopters of the Clear Assured Recruitment framework. From here, our vision and commitment grew.
In 2020 we formally launched our internal Diversity & Inclusion Team. The team works closely with our Board to drive strategic inclusion and diversity of thought in our own organisation. Our Team is made up of individuals from all backgrounds, across all levels of the organisations who drive our strategy across Eames Group.
Our 2022 focus
- Pride at Eames: Our focus is on ensuring everyone at Eames can feel empowered to bring their whole true selves to work. We want to foster and nurture an environment for our LGBTQ+ employees to succeed.
- Racial and Religious Equity: Our focus is on supporting a culture that is inclusive of race and religion. We believe different and diverse perspectives can create fresh opportunities. And it’s in our differences that we will make opportunity happen.
- Let’s Talk About Mental Health: We want our culture to be a place where everyone feels like they can be open if they’re not okay. And get the support they need, without judgment. We believe that sharing can heal. By talking about mental health, and being open about our experiences, we can create a safe stigma-free environment and a culture where no one suffers in silence.
- Developing diverse talent and leaders at Eames: Our focus is on ensuring that we provide equal opportunity for all to succeed regardless of gender, race, religion or any protected characteristic.
Accreditations and Partnerships
- Disability Confident Employer: We are proud to be a level 2 Disability confident employer. For more information on the Disability Confident Employer programme visit their website here.
- Clear Assured Bronze Accreditation: We are proud to have achieved Bronze status of the Clear Company accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. For more information on the Clear Assured accreditation visit their website here.
- MIND: Eames has been supporting MIND, the leading mental health charity for a number of years. We're very proud to have raised a significant amount of money over the years and continue to champion the work they do and raise awareness of the support they can offer.
- Employee Assistance Programme (We Care via Canada Life): We Care is an employee benefit designed to help team members deal with personal and professional problems which could be affecting their home or work life, health and general wellbeing. This is a company-funded, 100% confidential and non-judgmental service. It offers employees 24/7 access to an online GP, mental health support services and wellness programmes.
We're Bronze accredited by Clear Assured
Clear Assured is a globally recognised inclusion standard. In January 2022 we were awarded ‘Bronze’ status for our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Clear Assured sets the direction for equality, diversity, and inclusion, showing the areas that require focus in order to make the biggest impact and continually improve. There are 5 stages leading to a full Clear Assured accreditation and we began our work in 2018 when we signed on as an early adopter of the inclusion standard and achieved a Foundation level accreditation.
What have we achieved?
- Facilitated company-wide training on inclusive recruitment, selection, and shortlisting
- Conducted unconscious bias training across the organisation
- Training delivered to our management team on mental health in the workplace, how to support employees, and open up conversations about mental wellbeing
- Offered employees an opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ inclusion from LINK
- Reviewed our job description templates to omit any gender biases in language and ensure all adverts include a commitment to flexible working
- Audit of job board and advertising partners to ensure they upheld commitments to accessibility
- Review of all internal policies through an ED&I lens including agile working, family policies and leave policies
- Launched cultural awareness events around International Women’s Day, LGBT+ History Month, Pride, Black History Month and Mental Health Awareness Week
- Launched resources hubs on The Vault, our internal platform, supporting our teams to listen and to learn