At Ipsos MORI, we believe that an inclusive and diverse environment benefits us as individuals and as an organisation. We want to be as diverse as the people and issues we research, to better reflect and understand the world, and ultimately deliver better research and insight to our clients.
- We need to better understand the diversity of our employees in relation to disability and make it easy for individuals to declare and discuss their disability and requirements. We will explore and implement appropriate mechanisms to do this but will also utilise our internal Inclusion and Diversity survey to gather relevant data to support our work. This will enable us plan how we should support our employees in the most appropriate way for them. It will also help create an environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves and to discuss and celebrate their differences.
- We recognise that raising awareness and understanding of disability is important to reduce stigma and change perceptions. We will review our inclusion training offering, making changes where needed, and will continue to educate managers and employees so that they are better equipped to support disabled colleagues.
- We will use our return to the office, post-pandemic, as an opportunity to create an enhanced working environment that is suitable for disabled employees and allows individuals to be the best they can be. We will actively plan for this in each of our UK offices, drawing upon our knowledge of our employees and with open discussion to enable us to consider a range of disabilities. We will seek expert advice where needed to support this. As we move to a blended working approach, we will also include those working from home to ensure they continue to feel supported.
- We are a Disability Confident Scheme member but recognise that we need to do more. We will review our current working practices in conjunction with the DCS and will implement any changes needed.