Wasserman Receives Certification for ISO Diversity and Inclusion Standard
Wasserman has received certification in ISO 30415, Human Resource Management — Diversity and Inclusion, which provides the fundamentals for organizations wishing to create an inclusive workplace and capitalize on the opportunities this can offer. The standard defines Wasserman’s approach to valuing diversity and fostering the development of an inclusive workplace. It applies to the human resource management life cycle, delivery of products and services, supply chain relationships and relationships with external stakeholders to ensure equity, fairness and equality throughout the agency’s business.
The new ISO 30415:2021 standard was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in May. The standard covers actions, principles, measures and their associated accountabilities and responsibilities, and takes into account the unique context of each workplace. Its use also supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality, Goal 8 on decent work and economic growth, Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure, and Goal 10 on reducing inequalities. Wasserman was certified by London-based compliance firm Alphacello.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to Wasserman and our clients,” said Wasserman Chairman & CEO Casey Wasserman. “We understand that change starts at home, within our business, and by achieving this certification we will be keeping ourselves accountable year by year as we progress. Our commitment to support diversity, equity and inclusion will be measured by our actions.”
Specific goals established as criteria for Wasserman’s certification include:
GOAL 1) — Develop anti-bias training globally that helps to educate and support employees.
GOAL 2) — Create subcommittees for each of Wasserman’s DE&I Council focuses: Training & Development, Women, Recruitment, Wellness, Mentoring and Culture.
GOAL 3) — Create safe spaces for discussion — town halls, roundtables, forums and Employee Resource Groups — and opportunities to support initiatives to further progress social and racial justice causes.
GOAL 4) — Diversify recruitment resources for internship and employee hiring.
Wasserman is a partner to the world’s most iconic athletes, artists, brands, properties, broadcasters, coaches, sport executives and influencers in their endeavors across sports, entertainment and culture. The company has a central purpose to transform the businesses and careers of clients. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Wasserman operates across six continents with offices in more than 20 cities worldwide. Learn more at TeamWass.com or follow on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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