Importance of equality, diversity and inclusion

Embracing diversity: Why equality and inclusion matter in training

In a world where diversity is the norm, fostering equality and inclusion isn't just a moral imperative – it's also a strategic advantage. At The Mandatory Training Group, we recognise the pivotal role that equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) play in shaping not just workplaces but entire societies. In this blog, Rose delves into the importance of EDI, highlighting key facts, legislation, and best practices to foster a more inclusive training environment.

Key facts and statistics

  • According to a McKinsey study, companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.
  • The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society, covering nine protected characteristics including age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.
  • Despite progress, there's still work to be done – A recent CIPD survey found that 29% of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) employees have experienced discrimination at work.

Key definitions

  • Equality - Ensuring everyone has the same opportunities, regardless of their background or characteristics.
  • Diversity - Embracing the differences among people, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and age.
  • Inclusion - Creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.

Relevant legislation, regulations, and best practice

  • The Equality Act 2010 - Provides a legal framework to protect individuals from discrimination and promote equal opportunities in the workplace and society.
  • The public sector equality duty - Requires public bodies to consider how their policies and decisions affect people with different protected characteristics and work towards eliminating discrimination.
  • Best practices - Implementing diversity training, establishing inclusive policies and procedures, promoting diverse representation in leadership roles, and fostering a culture of openness and respect.

Understanding diversity

Diversity encompasses a wide range of characteristics that make individuals unique. By embracing diversity, organisations can tap into diverse perspectives, experiences, and talents, driving innovation and creativity.

Legislation and compliance

Compliance with legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 isn't just a legal requirement – it's also crucial for creating a fair and inclusive workplace. Our training courses, available on ComplyPlus LMS™, are designed to help organisations navigate complex legal frameworks and ensure compliance with EDI standards while earning CPD accreditation.

Creating inclusive training environments

From inclusive language to accessible materials, creating training environments that accommodate diverse needs is essential. Our CPD-accredited courses on ComplyPlus LMS™ incorporate best practices for inclusive training delivery, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and engaged.


  • Invest in diversity training for employees and leaders.
  • Review and update policies to ensure they reflect EDI principles.
  • Foster open dialogue and feedback channels to address concerns and promote inclusivity.


In conclusion, embracing equality, diversity, and inclusion isn't just the right thing to do – it's also a strategic imperative for businesses looking to thrive in today's diverse world. At The Mandatory Training Group, we're committed to helping organisations create inclusive training environments that empower individuals and drive success.

Click here to elevate your training programs focusing on equality, diversity, and inclusion. Explore our range of accredited courses and training on ComplyPlus LMS™ from The Mandatory Training Group.

About the author

Rose Mabiza

Rose has dedicated over 15 years to improving health and social care quality through practice, targeted education and training. Her extensive experience includes working with older adults, individuals with mental health conditions, and people with autism and learning disabilities.

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