The objective of our work is to create significant relationships between cultures. Therefore, equality, diversity, and inclusion are part of our pillars.
These values are fundamental for creating respectful and safe environments. For this reason, they are present in the internal and external processes of the British Council.
We focus on six characteristics that construct the identity of people, which are related to each other and, together with their socio-economic situation and geographical location. These characteristics are:
- Ethnicity or race
- Religion or beliefs
- Sexual identity
How do we promote EDI?
All our actions have as a focus: the equality, diversion, and inclusion policy and the equality, diversion, and inclusion strategy. These guidelines explain our position, with which we help our employees and allies to understand the business, moral, and legal arguments for our commitment to equality.
EDI Working Environment
We want the British Council to be an inclusive place of work. We create working opportunities that are accessible for all, seeking to reduce the barriers for unrepresented groups.
We commit to guaranteeing that there is no unjustified discrimination in our hiring and selection processes, profit management and remuneration. In addition, we create protocols so that promotions are carried out in a just way in all our operations.
Equality, diversity, and inclusion are characteristics that our programs must have, whether in arts, society, inclusive education, English teaching, and the offer of examinations.
We develop inclusive projects that bring together different experiences to enrich the perspective of all those implicated and to contribute to the construction of a more inclusive world.
Get to know the equality, diversity, and inclusion initiatives that we put into practice around the world here.