Inclusive Behaviours in Insurance Pledge / Five-step Guide
In 2018 the CEOs of Lloyd’s and Zurich championed an initiative to send a clear signal on undesirable behaviours, inviting other CEOs from across the insurance industry to sign an ‘Inclusive Behaviours in Insurance pledge’ to demonstrate their commitment to a workplace culture with zero tolerance of abuse, bullying and harassment.
By setting the standard for inclusive behaviour collectively, from the top, the industry’s most progressive firms are supporting the profession in attracting and retaining the brightest talent, enabling people to contribute to their fullest.
The initiative was launched at Lloyd’s on 4 July at a packed event at which point it had already gathered 50 signatories. Since then, it has more than doubled in terms of commitments to 116 firms at the time of writing.
Inclusion@Lloyd’s responded to the initiative by developing a toolkit to provide simple, pragmatic advice. The resulting five-step guide is available to download from the dedicated website. The guide offers practical guidance on leadership commitment, setting a framework, communication, ongoing education, meeting challenges and celebrating success. Anyone interested in learning more about the pledge or wanting to download the five-step guide should visit inclusiveinsurancepledge.co.uk.
Lloyd’s also supported the pledge with the introduction of a new workshop, aimed at supporting leaders who have committed their organisations to take action against undesirable behaviour. Building confidence and competence so that they feel appropriately prepared to take action is at the heart of the initiative to upskill senior leaders in employment law.