Diversity, equity and inclusiveness

Diverse perspectives, combined with an inclusive culture and equitable opportunities, drive better decision-making, stimulate innovation, increase organizational agility and strengthen resilience to disruption.

Inclusive organizations maximize the power of all differences and realize the full potential of all their employees. This minimizes blind spots, and encourages truly innovative thinking, which is critical to help organizations deliver long-term value in today’s global marketplace.

Commitment to advancing social equity and inclusive growth

As a global organization, EY has an opportunity to address the impact of inequities and injustice, and push for progress within EY and beyond. We commit to advance social equity and inclusive growth and stand against injustice, bias, discrimination and racism.

Social equity means that each person at EY has access to the resources and opportunities they need, given different starting points and different needs. It also means removing barriers to opportunities and inclusive experiences that may lead to unequal outcomes. 

We believe businesses have direct influence to address these gaps and build a better working world, through the way we team and lead, the cultures we create on teams, how we assign and value work, how we evaluate performance, and make advancement and appointment decisions.

To demonstrate our commitment, the Global Executive (GE) has signed the EY GE DE&I statement which underscores our increased focus on diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

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GES certificate

EY awarded global equality standard (GES) recognition

GES is one of the first worldwide diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) certifications of its kind. It is used to provide an in-depth diagnostic of all aspects of DE&I. It allows employers to assess the extent to which DE&I is embedded throughout the organization’s systems, processes and operations while providing guidance on leading practices and valuable benchmarking. EY joins several other world renowned organizations in obtaining this honor and this is a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

Enhancing workplace accessibility for people living with a disability

 

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Advancing women-owned businesses in the COVID-19 recovery 

 

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How can we build a more inclusive working world?

Find out more about EY's commitments and strategies outlined

in the EY Accessibility and Inclusion Plan.

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