Here at IFF we’re strongly committed to creating an environment that is inclusive, with equal opportunities for all. As part of our commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the way we do business, and the way we are with each other and our partners, our EDI committee have written the following statement.

Our EDI Statement

At IFF Research, we recognise that a diverse workforce brings a range of ideas and varied perspectives, to reflect the diverse groups and individuals that we work with.

We are currently and continually creating an environment that is inclusive to all, a space that is free from barriers, where all voices are heard and respected, and everybody has an equal opportunity to progress. We do not tolerate discrimination of any form and commit to taking action against anything that challenges this.

For us to ensure we are delivering on these commitments we:

  • Have signed the Market Research Society’s CEO Pledge: A Manifesto for Opportunity and are committed to delivering on the pledges outlined below
  • Will continually diversify our workforce and employ talent that is reflective of the area in which we operate
  • Will equip colleagues and managers with the skills they need to increase awareness and mitigate bias
  • Ensure that EDI is embedded into our culture
  • Have a dedicated EDI working group committee to ensure that our EDI initiatives are promoted, implemented and monitored and hold the business to account

MRS Inclusion Pledge

We believe that a sector that provides insight and evidence about human behaviour and society should be representative of the world it serves. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where the only barriers to progress are personal choice and professional competence.

To this end, we commit to:

  1. Gather, and where appropriate, publish pay statistics annually and where it is found, dismantle pay discrimination based on gender and ethnicity.
  2. Work towards ensuring our staff are representative of the full diversity of our business locations.
  3. Work towards the achievement of appropriate government targets for the representation of women and minority ethnic groups at senior management and board level.
  4. Improve the recruitment of a representative intake with initiatives such as ending unpaid internships and supporting school university and apprenticeship programmes.
  5. Create safe places to work for all, committing to:
    • Create accessible environments in our offices for all staff and visitors
    • Adopt timeTo Code of Conduct on sexual harassment
    • Develop a proactive culture that supports whistleblowing
    • Train staff to recognise those who need help for stress or mental health and wellbeing and create appropriate support systems

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