Diversity and inclusiveness

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A diverse and inclusive workforce

Globalisation brings an influx of information from an increasingly diverse workforce. In this fast-changing environment, every situation and context brings its own challenges.

At EY, we believe only the highest-performing teams, which maximise the power of different opinions, perspectives and cultural references, will succeed in the global marketplace. Our focus on diversity and inclusiveness is integral to how we serve our clients, develop our people and play a leadership role in our communities.

  • Diversity is about differences. Each of us is different, and at EY we value and respect individual differences. We think broadly about differences, including background, education, gender, ethnicity, nationality, generation, age, working and thinking styles, religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability and technical skills, plus differences according to service line, sector and function.
  • Inclusiveness is about leveraging these differences to achieve better business results. It is about creating an environment where all our people feel, and are, valued, are able to bring their differences to work each day, and always contribute their personal best.

Research shows companies with diverse teams led inclusively perform better than those with more homogenous teams, because diverse teams demonstrate stronger collaboration and better retention and are therefore more likely to improve market share and succeed in new markets.

Making sure all our people’s voices are heard and valued not only helps attract and retain the best people, but also helps us deliver better approaches for our clients and our organisation. This is because creating an inclusive workforce, where all differences matter, allows us to identify risks and opportunities we might not otherwise see.

The D&I roadmap illustrates our vision and provides a shared framework to drive change at organisational and individual levels.

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