Foot Anstey LLP has become the sixth law firm to be awarded the National Equality Standard (NES).
The UK National Equality Standard was developed by businesses to bring clarity and consistency to efforts to tackle inequality and promote inclusion.
To be awarded the NES, an organisation must be independently assessed against a robust set of criteria against seven core standards. NES assessors review extensive documentation and conduct comprehensive interviews and focus groups.
The standard is supported by the Home Office and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Businesses that currently hold the standard nationally include Arup, EDF Energy and Thomson Reuters.
Managing partner, John Westwell, said: “We are delighted to be joining the group of businesses who have also achieved this standard. The details coming out of our NES accreditation allow us to clearly determine our diversity and inclusion priorities within the context of our future firm strategy, to ensure strong outcomes for our clients, and differentiating career experiences for our people.”