Racism has no place at Geovation and no place in society, whether overt or systemic. We will actively work to understand where, why and how it is occurring and put changes in place to dismantle it.
- We recognise that people who are in privileged positions due to their race, often fail to see or understand the struggles of people of different races. We believe that being blind to these disadvantages is not acceptable, and that it shouldn’t be up to those who experience the disadvantage to change the situation. It is the responsibility of those who are privileged to change the situation too.
- We recognise that Black people face particular discrimination.
- At Geovation we want to be open to challenge about privilege and to make sure our behaviour, systems and processes don’t disadvantage anyone based on their race. We’ll work to make this true without disadvantaging anyone else.
This week is National Inclusion Week and we’re proud to be taking part for the first time by running an “Engage to Include” workshop within the Geovation team as part of the Each One, Reach One objective of National Inclusion Week.
Over the last few months we have also:
- Formed an internal group to plan and co-ordinate our actions
- Sought out the Diversity Champions from our parent organisation Ordnance Survey
- Appointed a Geovation Diversity Champion – This is Nourin, please get in touch with her directly if you’d like to share your experiences or recommendations
- Circulated and attended staff training on Inclusive Employment, in particular around Structural Racism
- Reviewed our previous Accelerator Bias audit for what still needs to be done
We will also:
- Incorporate questions in the next Geovation survey to see what else can be done
- Analyse how our funding has been allocated historically
- Persue how to develop or purchase an anonymised Geovation Accelerator applications process
- Set up basic diversity awareness training for all the Geovation team and new members of staff
Is there more we could be doing to support you?