Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment 

We want everyone connected with Barts Charity to feel valued and respected. We will create and sustain a truly inclusive culture where everyone feels they can contribute. We know that this will take action and we must keep working at it.

We recognise that a diverse Barts Charity is not just the right thing to be, but will also make us better at what we do. Embracing a breadth of perspectives and experiences will help us to make better decisions and be more effective and impactful in all our activity.

We will be transparent about how we deliver on this commitment. We will publish our objectives and report our progress (or lack of it) so that our colleagues, supporters, beneficiaries and stakeholders can hold us to account.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Principles


  • To live out our values

  • To encourage and champion an inclusive and aware internal culture thrugh actions and resources


  • To create, update and keep under review our governance structures, policies and procedures to ensure that EDI is embedded into all our activities


  • To better capture, monitor and analyse data to develop evidence from which to learn and drive change


  • To apply unbiased and inclusive funding processes and ensure the activities we fund are inclusive in their design and their delivery


  • To have diversity across our staff and non-execs who each feel able to realise their full potential and who better reflect the communities we work with and for
Our definitions

The promotion of fairness and meaningful equality of opportunity so that everyone can achieve their full potential.

We acknowledge that there is not a level playing field for everyone, which is why Equity comes first in our terminology. We refer to ‘Equity’ rather than ‘Equality’ because we want to prioritise fairness over treating people in exactly the same way.

Elements of human difference. 

By recognising and valuing these differences we will be a better workplace and our work will have a greater impact. We will consider diversity in its broadest sense, going beyond the legally protected characteristics and including elements such as cognitive ability, social background, caring responsibilities and personal style.

Action embracing diversity to create a fair, equitable, healthy and high-performing organisation where all individuals are respected, feel engaged and motivated, and their contributions valued.

Inclusion requires action. We will challenge ourselves to ensure that what we do and how we do it is as inclusive as possible.

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