Includability – The Home of Inclusive Employers is delighted to release our impact report covering our first year of operation from June 2021-2022.
The 16-page report documents our achievements of our first full year of operation covering our sustainability impacts from a people and planet perspective and touches on our wider aims of integrating diversity &inclusion, mental health and wellbeing, talent management and leadership and governance best practices into our wider definition of sustainability.
David Holby-Wolinski, Director at Includability said, “As a purpose driven team we know we have a huge collective responsibility to make this world a better one for our children through positive social and sustainable impact. This year has taught us so much in how we can better serve our planet and our community – we’ve built our knowledge and been continually inspired by the utterly wonderful people and organisations that we partner with on a daily basis.
“What a journey it has been to reach this point - we are absolutely driven by the commitment we have made and of the work that is still to be done.”
What Did Includability Achieve in our first year?
In our first year, we have planted 5,785 trees though our partnership with Ecologi, Offsetting 13.2 tonnes of CO2e. Our partnership with Ecologi forms a large part of our commitment to become a climate positive workforce. That is why we will continue to support Ecologi into our second year and beyond.
One of our main achievements in our first year was making over 35,927 positive impacts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a business, we directly impact Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13- Climate Action & Goal 16 -Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions. Thanks to our partnerships with the likes of B1G1 and others, we were able to provide 365 days of access of clean drinking water to communities in need in Vietnam - and contribute to thousands of projects like it. These partnerships have allowed us to impact all 17 SDGs and that is why we will continue to support B1G1 and all our sustainability partners.
We were able to achieve three of our major certification goals in our first year. We are certified Living Wage Employers, members of 1% For The Planet and we are signed up to the Better Business Act. We are also a B Corp Pending organisation. In our second year, we hope to achieve B Corp status, become Planet Mark certified and become certified as a carbon neutral business.
At its core, Includability is a purpose-led organisation that is focussed on community and development. We have over 40 Ambassadors, 60 Official Partners and 20 Includability Committed Employers that exchange best practice and raise sustainable standards for all.
Dominic Offer, Director of Sustainability & Business Development at Bristol Global Mobility said, “Being a part of the Includability community has been a great experience, not only have the team at includability been so welcoming and driven to help all voices be heard, but the opportunity to meet other likeminded individuals and companies is unparalleled with anything that I have come across so far. In our good fortune, through are commendation to join Includability from Planet Mark and Just One UK who are also part of the Includability community, Bristol Global Mobility now work withB1G1, Prosperah & The Workplace Mental Health Charter.”
This is just one example of how the Includability community comes together to form new partnerships and share expertise for the betterment of the whole community. Our monthly Employer Support Groups (ESGs) bring together our whole community to learn about a multitude of topics (listed below) to help them on their own wider sustainability journeys.
What have we done? - Key Stats
Over the past year, we have tried to have the biggest impact on people, the planet and prosperity as we possibly could.
We planted 5,785 trees through our partnership with Ecologi
We have made 35,927 positive impacts to the UN SDGs
Using fantastic initiatives like B1G1 we were able to provide 365 days of access of clean drinking water to communities in need in Vietnam - and contribute to thousands of projects like it.
Includability became a Living Wage Employer, Better Business Act & 1% For The Planet members
We connect companies and organisations to brilliant people in the diversity & inclusion, sustainability, mental health and wellbeing, and talent management spaces so they can grow and develop their businesses to become more sustainable and resilient
Our team are using our network to learn how to live more sustainably and be great allies to all communities.
We have over 40 amazing Ambassadors of whom we share their stories of hardship and resilience to inspire others.
Over 60 brilliant partners that provide us with expertise in our core pillars.
Over 20 companies that have taken our verification journey with us to become Includability Committed Employers.
468 participants and over 30 guest speakers on our ESGs speaking on subjects like: Compassionate Leadership, Intersectionality, An Introduction To Pronouns, Deaf Awareness, Women’s Wellbeing in the Workplace, Climate Anxiety, Creating A Wellbeing Culture, The UN Sustainable Development Goals, Suicide Prevention, Autism Awareness, Valuing Your Mental Health and Creating A Disability Smart World.
What do we still have to do?
We couldn’t possible fit all of our big ideas into just one year. We will continue to strive for and healthy, inclusive and sustainable business and community for as long as we are operation.
We are committed to 2% of all monthly revenue will be split between our two chosen Charity Partners – Panathlon Challenge and Buddy Bag Foundation.
We are a committed member of 1% For The Planet (that’s 1% of our annual sales to a number of planet supporting causes).
We will also donate 1% of monthly revenue to be split between Rotary International, additional community projects and other worthy Charities.
We will become a B Corp Certified company and pledge to always use business as a force for good as a purpose driven organisation.
We are committed to being the best ‘us’ that we can be for you.
We pledge to become a carbon neutral business.
We pledge to have 100% of our team become certified Mental Health First Aiders.