BCCI President, Steven Sprague is pleased to invite you to the Chamber’s annual BCCI GALA DINNER 2022 on Thursday 28th September at the magnificient Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio in Milan. The Chamber’s Annual Gala Dinner is, for the second year running, unlike any other. After last year’s successful Sustanability theme, this year we are celebrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I).
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)
Diversity is the presence of differences within a given setting. Equity is the process of ensuring that processes and programs are impartial, fair and provide equal possible outcomes for every individual. Inclusion is the practice of ensuring that people feel a sense of belonging in the workplace.
We have encouraged Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within our community for several years and have made DE&I one of our core values. We have asked our Award Partners to share with us how they have incorporated DE&I into their business models.
DE&I is embedded in the ethos of BAT as a thread running through everything that is done, as this empowers people, fosters a vibrant and rewarding work environment and promotes long-term sustainable value. Diversity is regarded from all perspective: generational, background, cultural and gender. Today, over 1,000 employees and more than 37 nationalities work together in the BAT Southern Europe Area, covering 18 markets.
Since BSI has made a commitment to DE&I issues through the development of the ISO 30415 certification scheme, being the BSI-derived standard, and in 2022 it obtaining accreditation for UNI PDR 125. In its role as a standard-setting body, BSI promotes the development of models and systems aimed at the creation of a corporate and market culture of DE&I.
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is proud to support the BCCI in its DE&I goals. We are guided by our values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence (RISE), and we work every day to create physical and mental spaces for our employees that are free from discrimination and exclusion. At CBRE GWS we value the uniqueness of individuals because a diverse team strengthens our innovative capabilities and unleashes boundless potential.
Giambrone & Partners has always been a concrete and convinced promoter of the concepts of diversity and inclusion, which over time have become the hallmarks of its identity. Giambrone has a solid LGBT division which includes individuals from that sector providing a level of empathy for our LGBT clients, particularly when discussing issues that may not be commonly experienced generally in society.Our firm has always been careful to protect its employees and collaborators from any form of discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, and sexual orientation. Giambrone aims to promote diversity and integration through the various activities of our Firm, by ensuring that employees, consultants, suppliers, and clients are treated with the same respect and professionalism at all times and without any difference.
With regard to DE&I, Intertek has included in its management the main monitoring indicators, which are reported annually as part of its Sustainability Reporting. Specifically, Intertek Italia is the global hub that manages and holds the EDGE (edge-cert.org) accreditation, the best known international standard for large companies. EDGE is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender and intersectional equity. It measures where organizations stand in terms of representation, pay equity, effectiveness of policies and practices to ensure equitable career flows as well as inclusiveness of their culture. Intertek is one of the only three providers capable of such certification.
For several years now Marsh Italia has paid special attention to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion issues, through a constant commitment to all employees and the business community. For example, the ‘ToDEI Lab’ initiative has been active for several years, in which a group of colleagues work together with the company on a voluntary basis to develop ideas and activities aimed at improving ‘equality’ with a focus on gender, generations and work-life balance. Support for parenthood is also highly appreciated by employees (‘Parenthood is a Master!’, ‘A bow in the company’) and the partnerships with associations engaged in the field of DEI (ValoreD, 30% Club Italia, Parks) are prestigious and encourage the creation of training, mentoring and coaching programmes.
The Smythson+Tivoli group stands out because of the extraordinary participation of women at every level, both operational and managerial.The most striking fact is the overwhelming female majority within the boards of directors and first-level managers of the various companies in the group. Among the different forms of discrimination, gender discrimination is one of the most reprehensible obstacles to the sustainable development of society and of the global market. Therefore, we are particularly pleased and proud to support the BCCI in its DE&I efforts.
Award Partners 2022
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