Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging Resources
Our strategic approach to progress
At Ashurst, Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging (IDB) are more than just buzzwords. We work to build the benefits of our inclusive workplace through a strategic approach to progress and by holding ourselves accountable to deliver on our ambitious commitments.
Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging Action Plan
Our Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging (IDB) Action Plan outlines our commitments to action across our 8 inclusion priorities. These priorities underpin our 6 IDB strands part of our DNA and representing the vast spectrum of diversity at Ashurst today.
Strengthening our leadership engagement and accountability for inclusion, diversity & belonging (IDB) outcomes.
Increasing the role of active allies at Ashurst who will amplify the voice of others, call out injustices and role model inclusive behaviours.
Awareness and Education
Raising awareness and providing education opportunities around inclusion, diversity & belonging issues and challenges.
Process and policy
Ensuring our policies, processes and systems support an inclusive and diverse working environment.
Building greater awareness and understanding of intersectionality, and applying the concept of intersectionality across our IDB strategy.
Recruitment, Retention and Advancement
Recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities in which we operate.
Data Driven Approach
Using a data driven approach to inform key inclusion, diversity and belonging decisions and support interventions.
New Ways of Working
Using technology and hybrid/agile working to build employee engagement and a culture of inclusion.
Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging Annual Report
Our IDB Annual Report showcases our activities under each IDB strand across our global firm each year and keeps us focused on delivering tangible progress in these spaces.
Solicitors Regulation Authority Demographic Survey
Every two years, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) asks every law firm in England and Wales to conduct a demographic survey, giving the SRA visibility into how the legal profession is changing. Our SRA Demographic Survey data shows our London and Glasgow population according to a variety of demographic characteristics and is invaluable to us as we measure the impact of our actions.
Pay Gap Report
Pay Gap Reporting is a key part of our commitment to transparency as we build a more inclusive and diverse business.
In addition to the statutory requirement to publish our Gender Pay Gap, we have also voluntarily published our Ethnicity Pay Gap since 2021 and continue to encourage wider diversity data disclosure with our people so we can better understand their needs and our opportunities to increase representation, opportunity and inclusion in our firm.
"Having clear IDB goals and action plans and sharing these transparently with colleagues and clients keeps us focused on and accountable to our objectives. Continuously monitoring and evaluating our IDB efforts helps us identify priorities and take action we to build a more welcoming and inclusive workplace for all."
Madeleine Motion, Global Co-Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging