Diversity works

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3405
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What are the key objectives and work strands of Diversity Works and how have these changed since you assumed the mayoralty?

Answer

Answer for Diversity works

Answer for Diversity works

Answered By: 
The Mayor

DWfL's objective is to encourage and enable businesses to harness the benefits of a diverse workforce and supplier base. It does this by offering:

· An interactive website with advice, case studies and guides · A gold standard diversity system, with validation of attainment for businesses at Gold level. · A programme of events with key business leaders to address diversity issues.

My policy statement 'Equal Chances for All' identifies Diversity Works as a key instrument in 'Supporting the development across the London economy of diverse markets, workforces and suppliers'. Partly influenced by 'Equal Chances for All' and also to respond to changes in the diversity agenda, the DWfL team are enhancing the Gold Standard system to include a new procurement standard and are developing structured business support products.