Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Policy Guidance Advice - Business in the Community

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Policy Guidance Advice

This Business in the Community (BITC) toolkit on diversity and inclusion strategy offers advice to businesses on developing an inclusive organisational plan that will achieve goals and objectives, win customer, client and supplier support and gain a competitive edge. As well as advice on adopting policies that will support overarching strategies involving diversity and inclusion.

This toolkit will provide practical advice on:

  • resourcing and staff involvement, including ensuring staff buy-in and encouraging managers to promote/be vocal around strategy development
  • communications, including publicising the strategy widely and ensure it reaches as wide an audience
  • implementation, including keeping the strategy document alive by linking to other relevant strategies and policies
  • a reviewing process, including making sure that people are supported with their targets/objectives within the strategy.

Further reading

Find out more about Tesco’s inclusion and diversity policy as an example of best practice on providing an inclusive workplace environment.

Find out more about how BITC is helping businesses to unlock the opportunities of multigenerational teams through its age agenda.

Business in the Community (BITC) supports employers to respond effectively to the ageing population and the needs of older workers and to leverage the benefits of effective intergenerational working.

Compared to gender, race or disability, age is often neglected as a diversity issue. Under the Equality Act 2010, employers have the same responsibilities and legal obligations in relation to age as to any other protected characteristics. However, our surveys and other evidence suggest many employers and individuals do not yet approach age discrimination in the same way.

Business in the Community is helping create a
skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow