At Keep Wales Tidy, we have a vision for a beautiful Wales that can be enjoyed by everyone. We want to make sure that this vision is fully realised by creating a more equal, diverse and inclusive organisation.
While we have strong, embedded values that provide a solid foundation to work from, we recognise that our organisation and the wider environmental third sector is not as representative as it could be.
An important step was to carry out an internal survey to identify who makes up our staff team and Board. It showed that we are performing well in some areas, particularly in terms of age and gender, but it was clear that we have a long way to go to ensure we truly reflect the population of Wales and the communities we work with.
The survey results have helped inform our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan for 2023-23. Although this plan has been developed by a working group of staff members and trustees, it is owned by all of us.
So far, we have taken the following actions:
We know we have more to do.
To truly address issues of underrepresentation, we must embed EDI into everything we do. Our EDI Action Plan outlines the following priorities for 2022-23:
We will monitor the effectiveness of all our actions and review the Action Plan regularly.
(Last updated July 2023)
Although we strive to deliver best practice in everything we do, we’re aware we don’t always get things right. We’re always learning and improving and welcome feedback on EDI issues. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns.