Diversity and Inclusion

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Based on the principle of leaving no one behind, the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to tackle poverty, climate change and inequality. These Goals represent the largest ever call for collective action by governments, institutions, businesses and citizens. To achieve the SDGs and so build a sustainable future for everyone, it is essential to develop the positive impacts of business and mitigate the negative.
Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Map helps companies to navigate and contribute to the SDGs by identifying the key issues and explaining the actions and outcomes needed for businesses to achieve long-term financial value, enabling both society and the planet to thrive.

Diversity and Inclusion SDG's  5,10

Individuals’ career prospects and progression are independent of their personal characteristics, background and circumstances. Businesses benefit from a diverse workforce and are able to access diverse markets and grow their talent pipeline. Individuals are able to live safely, free from abuse and neglect (SDG 5, 10).


  • Ensure that gender, race, age, physical and mental health, sexuality, religion, disability, social status or any other defining characteristics do not determine an individual’s career path.
  • Reflect diversity and culture across all levels with role models visible to the next generation of talent.
  • Offer fair, equal and unbiased recruitment, promotion and reward systems and safe, inclusive and agile work environment where all talent can thrive.
  • Ensure diversity at leadership levels, so all opinions are considered in decision making, and no social group is affected more than others in the event of social and environmental disruptions. Understand, respect and protect cultural heritage, in line with the protection of human rights.


Business in the Community's Responsible Business Map 

By creating healthy communities and a healthy environment, responsible business can achieve long-term financial success. 

Join our network of progressive businesses who look beyond the profit motive, who want to make a difference within society and who are prepared to collaborate to bring about change.

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Building Healthy Communities

Pride of Place is a new approach to the way we ask businesses to engage in communities. It brings together the skills and resources of business to help some of our communities in greatest need thrive again. It is a strategic and long-term approach based on over 35 years of experience of Business in the Community.  Our aim is to build healthy communities with successful business at their heart.
Find out more about Pride of Place.