The very first step to embracing equality, diversity and inclusion in your organisation
The Equal Group provides end to end EDI audits to help organisations identify areas where they can make sustainable and incremental improvements in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion. We highly recommend your organisation to do the EDI audit before you proceed with any EDI initiatives. The audit will guide your organisation on how to allocate your resources and what EDI strategies to implement in order to reap all the advantages that come from embracing diversity and inclusion.

EDI Audit Overview

This image demonstrates a sample output from one of our audits, which can be viewed as a visual executive summary – with very clear indications of an organisation’s strengths and weaknesses,  in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We make our dashboards available online which ensures that they are accessible only to those with permission to view them. We also administer and update the dashboard in line with progress made against agreed EDI plans and strategies.

What does the EDI audit include?
PAY REPORTING
Pay reporting can be viewed by selecting the Equality tab of the dashboard. Diversity and Inclusion tabs are also accessible to analyse additional data items.

DEMOGRAPHIC SPLITThis provides detailed analysis across various areas of the organisations, namely, Boardroom, Operations, Stakeholders and External.

GEOGRAPHICAL BREAKDOWN
This shows the comparators breakdown analysis of your organisations’ EDI performance on a National, Regional and Industry level.

DEMOGRAPHIC STATISTICS
This provides the high level corporate demographic breakdown of age, gender, ethnicity, ability, religion and sexuality.

STRATEGIC SUMMARY
This addresses the main findings from the audit in a simple and easy to digest format.

EDI RAG STATUS
To compliment the strategic summary, RAG indicators clearly identify areas that need to be addressed and areas that are currently performing well.

EDI Audits provide a starting point

In order to measure the success of your equality, diversity and inclusion efforts, you must understand what your baseline level of performance is. Only then can progress be made.

EDI Audits provide independent insight

It's always beneficial to get an independent view of your organisation in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion activities. This can also be beneficial for staff morale.

EDI Audits provide assurance

Our audits focus on ensuring that your equality, diversity and inclusion efforts are having the desired effect - ultimately allowing you to focus on those areas that are most beneficial.

Basic EDI Audit

The basic audit provides a foundational review of your organisation. You will be provided with a summary report which will outline:

    • High level diversity and inclusion priorities;
    • High level recommendations to enhance your current practice.

Additional benefits include:

    • An understanding of the quick wins needed to make EDI progress;
    • Analysis of existing data.

Standard EDI Audit

The standard audit provides a good level review of your organisation. You will be provided with a report which will outline:

    • Areas of good practice;
    • Areas for development;
    • Key strategic priorities;
    • Recommendations to enhance your current practice.

Additional benefits include:

    • Detailed data gathering and internal communications advice;
    • Analysis of existing diversity and inclusion data;
    • A desk based survey (both quantitative and qualitative).

Advanced EDI Audit

The advanced audit provides a more detailed review of functions and practices within your organisation including:

    • Detailed review of your current policies and procedures;
    • Detailed review of your recruitment and selection processes;
    • Extensive review of stakeholder engagement;
    • Supplier diversity strategic review;
    • Leadership responsibilities, education and objective mapping;
    • Enables you to align and exceed your organisational aims and objectives.

Additional benefits include:

    • Creation of gender pay gap supporting narrative;
    • Detailed management consulting;
    • Presentation of the report and findings to management team.

Getting started

Contact us directly on 0121 616 0155 or fill in the contact form below to schedule a complementary consultation, where we can discuss your organisation’s goals.

Our Team

Our core operational team is built up of individuals that are passionate about making the world a better and fairer environment. We also work with a number of experienced and committed equality, diversity and inclusion consultants.

Our Current Partners