National Equality Standard

Final Assessment Report

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Following the assessment we will prepare a report showing your company’s rating against each of the competencies. 

An illustrative extract of the heat map in an assessment report is shown below. It highlights areas of good performance and areas where improvements should be made.

Area for review – example Visioning and planning Developing and implementing Sustaining and improving
Principle (V&P) (D&I) (S&I)
Competence number and description:
Has clear policies and informal practices in place seeking to ensure inclusivity and which clearly set out the consequence of discriminatory behaviour
Has a staff engagement survey in place that measures diversity and inclusion practices  
Has a clear approach to managing and investigating workplace grievances, supporting staff during investigation and resolving conflicts utilising both formal and informal resolution routes  
Can demonstrate action taken by way of targeted recruitment to achieve a representational organisation (if applicable)  
Has an effective induction programme and on-boarding process that provides clear direction and progression structure for achievement which ensures the possibility of disproportionality is addressed    
Has systems in place to ensure that any planned organisational restructure has considered the potential adverse impact on minority groups  
Implements practical interventions to ensure practices within recruitment, selection , progression, reward and recognition are without unconscious bias    

Assessment Report example

The outcome of the heat-map will be articulated within a final assessment report which will be prepared for your organisation detailing key recommendations.

Your final assessment report will include:

  • Introduction
  • Anonymised summary of employee feedback
  • Scoring methodology
  • Findings
  • Organisational strengths
  • Partially / non compliant areas
  • Recommendations for further improvements.


EY is currently hosting the National Equality Standard website and is working closely with our partner Microsoft to develop an interactive NES portal.