When everyone is included, everyone wins.
Inclusion and diversity promote sound decision-making, innovation, successful business, and wellbeing in our communities.
At UKPPC, we understand that Diversity: representation, doesn’t stick without Inclusion: participation.
UKPPC is committed to increasing representation and participation amongst competitors, judges, and all our partners, across race, gender identity, sexuality, age, religion, and disability.
UKPPC has adopted a three-pillar action plan to achieve this.
- UKPPC aims to attract and retain diverse talent with at least 2.2% LGBT+ and 14% people of colour, including 3.3% Black people, represented in our team, amongst competitors, judges, and our partners, in line with the U.K.’s most recent census demographic data.
- UKPPC aims to use appropriate selection criteria to recognise the diverse skills, experiences, and perspectives of applicants, especially judges.
- To ensure that everyone involved, especially those from marginalised groups are safe, UKPPC has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind, including racism, queerphobia, whorephobia, and so-called microaggressions.
- Out of respect for the dignity of our team, competitors, judges, and partners, UKKPC aims to use mindful language and pronouns throughout our website, application forms, correspondence, and events.
- To ensure marginalised groups are involved, UKPPC aims to invite and recognise contributions from queer people, and people of colour, including black people when organising events.
 Paul Gompers and Silpa Kovvali, “The Other Diversity Dividend”, Harvard Business Review < https://hbr.org/2018/07/the-other-diversity-dividend >; “Diversity and Inclusion: A Catalyst for Corporate Sustainability”, Inklusiiv < https://www.inklusiiv.org/post/diversity-inclusion-a-catalyst-for-corporate-sustainability >
 Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid, “Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion”, Harvard Business Review < https://hbr.org/2017/02/diversity-doesnt-stick-without-inclusion >
 Office for National Statistics, Population of England and Wales (2011) < https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/uk-population-by-ethnicity/national-and-regional-populations/population-of-england-and-wales/latest >; Office for National Statistics, Sexual Orientation, UK: 2018 (2020) < https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/culturalidentity/sexuality/bulletins/sexualidentityuk/2018 >