Equity, diversity and inclusion has never been more important and we’re committed to championing equity, diversity and inclusivity (ED&I) in everything we do!
We are proud to be recognised for our commitment through our Diversity in Business accreditation (Diba) at exemplar level.
We believe that diversity enriches our culture, both in the workplace and in communities. It is central to our vision to make more things possible for more people that everyone, including tenants, customers, clients, stakeholders, colleagues, partners and Board Members, treat each other with respect. We recognise that a truly diverse and inclusive organisation embraces the experiences and characteristics of everyone. We celebrate the diversity that every person brings to ForHousing.
We strive to ensure that ED&I underpins all our activities and creates an open-minded and safe environment where colleagues, tenants and customers feel valued, motivated and fairly treated. We are committed to playing our part in the development of fairer communities where diversity is respected, valued and celebrated and where people do not face discrimination, prejudice and oppression but can thrive and fulfil their potential.
At ForHousing, colleagues value each other's unique experiences, backgrounds, values and views as well as having a genuine respect for each other's contribution to the organisation.
We believe that everyone deserves to feel able to be their true self - without fear of discrimination or prejudice. Everyone should feel safe in their communities and in their work.
What is Equity?
Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically under-served and under-represented populations. Improving equity involves increasing justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of systems.
What is Diversity?
Diversity in this context focuses on creating a workforce that contains a disparate and valuable mix of backgrounds, experiences, ethnicities, socioeconomic status and any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. Everyone in an organisation brings with them a diverse set of perspectives, work and life experiences, as well as cultural differences.
What is Inclusion?
Inclusion is the organisational effort that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. Everyone’s contributions and opinions are valued and people feel that there are no barriers to being open and true to themselves. The goal is for people to feel a sense of involvement and the ability to contribute to the success of the organisation.