We are delighted to announce that AIB, has become the first organisation in Ireland to achieve the highly prestigious Investors in Diversity (IID) award, demonstrating their commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion and to continuous improvement in this area.
Earlier this year we launched Investors in Diversity in Ireland, which is a way for organisations to be recognised for their work around Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement (FREDIE).
An Investors in Diversity organisation is an organisation that is equitable and inclusive, and where fairness for all is simply business as usual.
Caroline Tyler, Irish Centre for Diversity said,
“On behalf of the Irish Centre for Diversity, I would like to congratulate AIB’s leaders and all employees on the successful achievement of Investors in Diversity Ireland. We are pleased that they have been able to meet the requirements of the standard and trust that they will continue to be committed to your work around EDI”.
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Ensuring our employees can bring the best of themselves to work each day and reflecting the customer base we serve is very important to us. We have been really pleased to take part in this programme and to benchmark ourselves against such a great standard of operation.
The Investors in Diversity assessor concluded in his final report that
“EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) is taken seriously and this is evident in the approach the organisation has taken in the last few years.
There is a clear structure in place that includes the Diversity & Inclusion Board, senior D&I sponsors, employee resource groups and a host of regular events throughout the year.
One employee stated that:
“D&I is not seen as an additional thing to do. My manager sees my involvement and role in the LGBT network as part of my job and not as something that needs additional time to do. I think this gives me the confidence to be involved in events and initiatives that I know will make a real difference to AIB and its customers”.
Solat Chaudhry , the Chair of the Irish Centre for Diversity and Chief Executive of the National Centre for Diversity(UK) said
“This is a good day for AIB. They have proved that they value inclusion and have set a challenge to other Irish organisations . You don’t make history every day but well done AIB because today that is exactly what you have done”