Galway Chamber has received a bronze ‘Investors in Diversity’ accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity.
The Chamber hailed the award as a ‘starting point’ in their efforts to promote greater awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion across Galway’s corporate culture.
The Irish Centre for Diversity praised the Chamber for having accessible, relevant policies in place which represent many different aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion.
They also noted how these many policies demonstrate Galway Chamber’s ‘dedication to developing and maintaining an inclusive, supportive culture and diverse workforce’.
“It is clear from policies and procedures that bullying, harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated and any incidents will be dealt with seriously, swiftly and confidentially,” the award report said.
Speaking about the award, Kenny Deery, CEO of Galway Chamber said that it is great to receive this award as they have taken strides to enhance diversity and inclusion across the Chamber.
He said however, that it is a journey, and that they fully acknowledge that there is still further road to travel.
“We view this accreditation as the starting point and we will be continuing our efforts to further improve our practices and policies,” said Mr Deery.
“As part of that activity we also want to be in a position to promote greater awareness and understanding of these issues across Galway’s corporate culture.
“Galway Chamber’s role is to lead on these aspects and we hope as our efforts to enhance our own diversity and inclusion activities progress, we will be able to encourage other companies across Galway to further embrace the importance of these values.”