Addison Global’s Andrew Gonzalez will add expertise in the creation of new global equality standard for organisations
November 19, 2019: GIBRALTAR
Addison Global has accepted an invitation from BSI, the National Standards Body of the United Kingdom, and the All-in Diversity Project (AIDP) to join a Steering Group to build out PAS 1948: 2020 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the workplace: A CODE OF PRACTICE.
The group is tasked with building a global diversity, equality, and inclusion standard applicable to any organisation, and Addison Global’s HR Business Partner Andrew Gonzalez is set to play an integral part.
The new standard will cover corporate governance and reputation; internal policies, processes, and practices; recruitment, retention and development; under-represented groups; and concepts such as ‘diversity of thought’ and ‘intercultural competence.’
By creating a standard that organisations can apply at their own pace and implement in their unique operating environments, the Steering Group intends to provide a flexible toolset for voluntarily adopting workplace equality practices, assessing the impact of those activities, measuring the progress of these initiatives, and developing strategies for continuous improvement.
The Code of Practice is planned for publication by BSI in June 2020. The Steering Group’s goal is to develop the standard through a consensus-building process that includes public consultation and will be facilitated by BSI.
“I’ve always been passionate about engraining diversity, inclusion and equity into the company cultures of the organisations I partner with. I believe the creation of PAS 1948: 2020 will assist organisations, both big and small, in creating a diversity and inclusion strategy that can be easily implemented, in order to create positive change.” – Andrew Gonzalez, HRBP, Addison Global.
“From the very beginning, Addison Global has been a proud founding member of the All-In Diversity Project. We are committed to advancing the diversity, inclusion and equity agenda, not just internally, but within the industry as a whole. We also strongly believe that the creation of the code of practice PAS 1948: 2020 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the workplace will assist all businesses with their implementation of tangible changes that will move the dial in a positive direction. Andrew Gonzalez’s expertise in this field, combined with his academic background and previous work experience, will no doubt provide invaluable guidance in the creation of PAS 1948.” – Nyreen Llamas, Chief Strategy Officer, Addison Global.
“Andrew brings a global perspective and a truly human touch to the steering group that we believe will benefit all businesses who adopt this code of practice. He’s worked tirelessly on the subject matter in industries where recruiting and retaining diverse talent isn’t the easiest thing.” – Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of All-in Diversity Project.
David Fatscher, Head of Environment, Social and Governance Standards at BSI, said, “It is recognized that diversity is critical for an organization’s ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-changing environment. The variety of perspectives that diversity brings makes it the crucial ingredient for the innovation that drives business growth. PAS 1948:2020 aims to help build a Code of Practice that will provide recommendations for businesses and organizations across the world to develop and sustain a workplace that supports diversity, equality, and inclusion.”
About Addison Global
Addison Global are the creators of betting and gaming brand MoPlay. Formed in 2017, the Gibraltar-based company has 170 employees and is a Founding Member of All-in Diversity and continues to be the only startup affiliated to the project.
ABOUT ALL-IN DIVERSITY PROJECT
The All-in Diversity Project is the industry’s global resource for data pertaining to diversity and inclusion. We collect data through employee surveys and the All-Index — a standard index which is set to be the definitive benchmarking tool for the gambling industry to measure progress towards inclusion in the workplace. Our vision is to shift the paradigm for inclusion through transparency, measurability and actionable tactics. More information can be found at allindiversityproject.com or by emailing email@example.com.
BSI is appointed by the UK Government as the National Standards Body and represents UK interests at the International Organization for Standards (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the European Standards Organizations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI). Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body. Its role is to help improve the quality and safety of products, services and systems by enabling the creation of standards and encouraging their use. BSI publishes over 2,700 standards annually, underpinned by a collaborative approach, engaging with industry experts, government bodies, trade associations, businesses of all sizes and consumers to develop standards that reflect good business practice. To learn more about standards, please visit: www.bsigroup.com/standards and for the National Standards Body: www.bsigroup.com/nsb
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