At Sage, we are still at an early stage of our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey. The strategy will be the roadmap that charts our DEI journey, and this will be underpinned by our vision statement and commitments which will act as the compass that guides our behaviours along the way.
We are committed to knocking down barriers so everyone can thrive. That starts with our own teams. We know this is the right thing to do, and we also know that having varied perspectives fuels our innovation. It helps generate better ideas to serve our customers. We are a global company, and we must reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints, of our customers, our partners, and our communities.
Our six commitments will help us advance DEI at Sage, and foster a stronger sense of belonging.
Colleague Success Networks (CSN) are a way for colleagues to come together, support each other, and provide ideas back to the business. These might have been known to you in other organisations as Employee or Business Resource Groups.
Our CSN enable our colleagues to be right at the centre of our evolving culture, bringing together many different voices to provide insights and support changes to our colleague and customer experience as well as providing opportunities for personal career development.
Our CSN are formed based on lived experiences and shared aspects of identity, such as gender, race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, neurodiversity, family support, and veterans.
These are the external partners we have chosen to guide us on our DEI journey to move from vision through to execution.
Business in the Community (BITC) is a business-led membership charity dedicated to responsible business. They work with their member organisations to continually improve their responsible business practice and leverage the collective impact for the benefit of communities.
Business Disability Forum (BDF) is a not for profit membership organisation which exists to create a disability smart world by linking businesses, disabled people and government, and we have a global partnership with them for the next 12 months.
Stonewall is a LGBTQ+ rights charity, and alongside lobbying for governmental change, they work with organisations to ensure LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace.