Policies define culture
Policies are created by an organization to provide a framework under which their leadership and employees can fairly and safely operate. Policies clarify the rules and outline what happens when those rules are broken. Typical policies cover workplace attendance, recruitment, pay and benefits, bullying and harassment, safety, and employee conduct.
More and more, organizations are establishing diversity and inclusion policies. Others are embedding DE&I principles into existing policies. The formalization of diversity, equity, and inclusion as organizational priorities shows commitment to a fair, safe and inclusive culture. DE&I policies promote the value, safety, and belonging of designated groups in the workplace and establish an environment that supports all employees.
Here are some tools and resources to support you in creating or refining your own DE&I policies.