Hope&Glory’s Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Our mission at Hope&Glory as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion is a simple one.
We are actively committed to building a company culture where everyone can thrive, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities visible and invisible, neurodiversity, socio-economic status or educational background. And we choose to work with clients and partners that share our views.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion goes beyond just our culture, it’s also embedded in the work we produce.
We are an agency that sets out to create work that earns attention for the brands we work with.
Through our campaigns, we actively champion marginalised groups and bring unvoiced issues to the fore whenever we can. We also work hard to ensure our audiences can see themselves represented in our work whether that’s through the imagery we use, the language we employ or the causes that we campaign about.
We also actively seek to provide a platform for diverse talent and creators via collaborations with the brands we are lucky enough to represent.
At Hope&Glory we have set out to build a business that embraces diversity, appreciates culture, celebrates differences and represents the city we operate in and the audiences we communicate with.
We have been awarded The Blueprint diversity mark that aims to promote racial diversity in PR and communications. We have signed up to a series of commitments aimed at encouraging diversity from training, team culture, recruitment and retention. The full commitments can be found here.
More broadly, our commitment to building an inclusive culture includes:
- Creating a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all team members are recognised and valued.
- Building knowledge across the team on cultural differences, varying lived experiences and differing perspectives through education, training and ongoing events.
- Taking seriously any complaint of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by colleagues, clients, suppliers, visitors and the public, resulting in proactive action taken.
- Ensuring our recruitment practices are unbiased and fair alongside expanding our pool of potential candidates.
- Making opportunities for training, development and progress available to all team members enabling them to do “the best work of their career”, reach their full potential and thrive at Hope&Glory.
- Seeking out a more diverse and representative roster of suppliers to collaborate with on our brand campaigns.
- Working with diverse and representative influencers and content creators on our campaigns – and ensuring that we have equity in remuneration where appropriate.
- Ensuring the work we produce for clients represents the audiences it is seeking to reach and leaning into uncomfortable conversations when required to achieve that aim.
We are on a journey and as our team expands we hope that our exposure to new cultures, faiths, beliefs, practices and lived experiences will not just improve Hope&Glory as a place to work but also be reflected in the creative work we produce going forward.