17 July 2012
Land Registry wins prestigious diversity award
Land Registry's progress on diversity has been formally recognised by a leading equality network.
Land Registry is delighted to have won the award for Large Employer of the Year at the Employers' Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) 2012 awards.
The award was granted in recognition the outstanding progress achieved by Land Registry over the last few years in mainstreaming diversity within the organisation and increasing accountability.
In order to achieve this, we:
- ensured that our Diversity Strategy stated that managers at all levels demonstrated positive leadership
- put strategic equality objectives in place which are specific and measurable
- established a Diversity Steering Group and Staff Focus Groups, including senior managers from each business unit
- created the Diversity Working Group formed of the current members from the Disability Focus Group, LGBT network and BME Focus Group
- established Diversity Champions at Board and local level, and Diversity Forums at all office locations
- introduced a formal Equality Impact Assessment process, which was used to assess all central processes and policies
- launched the Respect campaign in January 2012, to embed the organisations value of Respect into the business and raise awareness of its relationship with cultural change and diversity.
The judges said of Land Registry's submission, "The Land Registry approach is wide reaching with a change in the overall governance and top level commitment to diversity supported by clear objectives. This has resulted in diversity being embedded in the business."
HR Director, David Evans said, "I am delighted that this award has recognised the dedication of the people who have worked so hard towards us achieving this success. Although we still have some work to do, recognition is a significant milestone on our journey."
Notes to editors
- The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.
- The enei events give members the opportunity to both share their learning and network with other leading organisations.
- With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing over 23 million titles, Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.
- This year marks the 150th anniversary of Land Registry. As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been an open document since 1990.
- For further information about Land Registry visit www.landregistry.gov.uk
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