Most comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion report ever to track UK company progress

The most comprehensive review looking at how UK companies are performing when it comes to diversity and inclusion has been launched by DIAL Global and Ipsos MORI, and backed by Mind and Stonewall.

The author(s)

  • Ben Page Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI
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  • The McKenzie-Delis Packer Review (MPD Review) is the first report of its kind - looking at ten different aspects of diversity and inclusion in UK Companies
  • Boots, KPMG, Natwest Group, Tesco, the Co-op, The NHS and The FA among the 79 companies to take part in the inaugural report
  • The review found 89 percent of companies that took part DO NOT track employee socio-economic background and a fifth (22 percent) do not publish their ethnicity pay gap

The most comprehensive review looking at how UK companies are performing when it comes to diversity and inclusion has been launched, with some of Britain’s biggest employers taking part in the inaugural study.

The McKenzie-Delis Packer Review (MPD Review) is the first review of its’ kind to take a holistic approach to diversity and inclusion, measuring ten different areas including race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental health and parenthood.

Launched by DIAL Global and Ipsos MORI, and backed by Mind and Stonewall, 79 companies participated in the first review, including brands such as Boots, Tesco, Natwest, KPMG, Diageo, the NHS and The FA.

According Leila McKenzie-Delis, the founder of the review and CEO of DIAL Global,

Diversity and inclusion isn’t just about looking at one or two areas, we wanted to go beyond that look at many different facets so we can properly track how UK companies are performing and identify areas where change is needed. We are delighted so many big names stepped forward to be involved and over the coming years we aim to track how thousands of UK companies are performing.

The report, which was chaired by Lord Simon Woolley and Ipsos MORI’s CEO Ben Page, highlighted that while many companies take diversity and inclusion seriously, there are still areas where focus is needed. For example, of those companies surveyed:

  • 89 percent of companies do not track their employees’ socioeconomic backgrounds
  • 43 percent report their progress against measurable objectives for Leadership Team ethnic diversity
  • 22 percent of companies do not publish their ethnicity pay gap
  • 85 percent of senior leaders at companies feel they don’t face any issues with managing age-diversity at work

Lord Simon Woolley, Chairman of the MDP Review, said:

I have worked nearly 30 years fighting, campaigning and lobbying for greater social and racial justice. The McKenzie-Delis Packer Review is a milestone first step when it comes to giving us a better the understanding of who we are, and where we are in the diversity and inclusion space. The better we understand this the better we are placed to make bold and brave plans and make change happen.

According to Ben Page, CEO of Ipsos MORI and Co-chair of the review,

Companies need to do more to recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Watch the video below to find out why and the reason for his involvement with the review.

Technical Note

Data for the McKenzie-Delis Packer Review was obtained through an online survey sent by Ipsos MORI to UK Employers from the private and public sectors including the FTSE 500, all NHS Foundation Trusts and public sector departments and other private companies.

An invitation to participate was sent to Chief Executives, Company Secretaries, HR Directors and Diversity & Inclusion Leads. Organisations received an information sheet detailing how their data would be used and consented to these terms upon participation. Data was collected between June 2020 and October 2020. Seventy-nine organisations participated in total. Of the participating organisations: 44 are in the FTSE 500, 23 are NHS Foundation Trusts, 2 are Public Sector Departments and 11 other Private Sector. A list of the organisations that consented to the name of their organisation being published in this report as having participated, is included in the Appendix. It is important to remember results must be treated as indicative, given sample sizes.

The author(s)

  • Ben Page Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI

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