Addison Global strengthens All-in Diversity ‘Steering Group’

The creators of betting and gaming brand MoPlay, Addison Global, has strengthened its commitment to boosting diversity in the gambling industry after joining a Steering Group to build out PAS 1948: 2020 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the workplace: A code of practice. 

The invitation, which came from BSI and the All-in Diversity Project (AIDP), will see Addison Global work towards building a global diversity, equality, and inclusion standard. 

Nyreen Llamas, Chief Strategy Officer at Addison Global, commented: “From the very beginning, Addison Global has been a proud founding member of the All-In Diversity Project.  We are committed to advancing a diversity, inclusion and equity agenda, not just internally, but within the industry as a whole. 

“We also strongly believe that the creation of the code of practice PAS 1948: 2020 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the workplace will assist all businesses with their implementation of tangible changes that will move the dial in a positive direction. 

“Andrew Gonzalez’s expertise in this field, combined with his academic background and previous work experience, will no doubt provide invaluable guidance in the creation of PAS 1948.” 

In implementing the strengthened standards of inclusion, Addison Global’s HR Business Partner Andrew Gonzalez is set to play an integral part. 

The new standard will cover corporate governance and reputation; internal policies, processes, and practices; recruitment, retention and development; under-represented groups; and concepts such as ‘diversity of thought’ and ‘intercultural competence.’

“I’ve always been passionate about engraining diversity, inclusion and equity into the company cultures of the organisations I partner with. I believe the creation of PAS 1948: 2020 will assist organisations, both big and small, in creating a diversity and inclusion strategy that can be easily implemented, in order to create positive change,” added Andrew Gonzalez, HRBP, Addison Global.

The Code of Practice is planned for publication by BSI in June 2020, and will be utilised by the Steering Group to provide a flexible toolset for voluntarily adopting workplace equality practices, assessing the impact of those activities, measuring the progress of these initiatives, and developing strategies for continuous improvement.

The Steering Group’s goal is to develop the standard through a consensus-building process that includes public consultation and will be facilitated by BSI.

Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of All-in Diversity Project, explained: “Andrew brings a global perspective and a truly human touch to the steering group that we believe will benefit all businesses who adopt this code of practice. He’s worked tirelessly on the subject matter in industries where recruiting and retaining diverse talent isn’t the easiest thing.”

David Fatscher, Head of Environment, Social and Governance Standards at BSI, concluded: “It is recognized that diversity is critical for an organization’s ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-changing environment. 

“The variety of perspectives that diversity brings makes it the crucial ingredient for the innovation that drives business growth. PAS 1948:2020 aims to help build a Code of Practice that will provide recommendations for businesses and organizations across the world to develop and sustain a workplace that supports diversity, equality, and inclusion.”

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