4th February 2021

Fauna & Flora is an international wildlife conservation charity. We work
closely with conservation partners in well over 40 countries to save nature,
together. Our focus is on protecting and restoring habitats, saving species
from extinction and developing sustainable livelihoods for those living closest
to nature. Our people are based around the world; supporting projects on the
ground in-country and providing technical and operational expertise from our UK
head office, and from regional offices across the globe. We apply our expertise
across a range of issues affecting nature – whether that’s habitat destruction,
illegal wildlife trade or unsustainable resource use. Climate change or plastic
pollution. Corporate sustainability or global policy.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is integral to our commitment to
protect the diversity of life on Earth. As such, we are committed to: Ensuring
equal opportunity regardless of spiritual beliefs, sex, race, ethnicity,
gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or other
protected characteristics. Ensuring a culture of inclusion where all employees
feel they are respected and valued at Fauna & Flora. Specific steps we have
and are taking towards regenerative inclusion at Fauna & Flora: We are
committed to The Race Report UK, a programme of work addressing the racial
diversity gap and highlighting the need for greater representation in
environmental and conservation organisations. We are part of the Diverse
Sustainability Initiative, a collaborative network engaging CEOs of sustainability
and environmental sectors to transform diversity within the sector. We have
appointed a Wellbeing & EDI Officer, a dedicated resource who ensures we
are following through on our EDI commitment and actively working to towards our
EDI objectives. We have an EDI Working Group composing of employees from all
levels of the organisation including members from our People Team and Senior
Leadership Team. The group is currently focused on UK-based EDI topics, such as
inclusive recruitment, affinity groups, EDI policies and procedures in place to
support employees. We advertise our UK-based positions on a broader range of
job sites, to reach applicants who we would otherwise not reach. Transferring
from unpaid internships to paid internships and advertising opportunities to
reach under-represented groups, to improve access to conservation as a
profession. In 2021 we offered six paid internships and in 2022 we offered
eight. EDI initiatives we’ll be investing in: Delivering Anti Racist training
to all employees. This training helps employees to understand the history of
racism, how prolific it is in current society, how it impacts our conservation
work and how we interact with each other in the workplace. Delivering
Unconscious Bias & Privilege training to all employees. This training helps
employees to understand their own identity within the context of dominant
culture, privileges, biases, microaggressions and cultural competency - and how
they can impact our work. Developing an EDI toolkit for our employees, which provides
resources, support and guidance on EDI. Working with our regional teams to
better understand the unique cultural contexts to support our regional and
in-country teams. Creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace by ensuring
that our hiring practices are fair and equitable: using inclusive terminology
in recruitment communications and currently exploring mechanisms for
anonymising job applications during review, to eliminate any selection bias.
Making our workplace and work accessible to people of all abilities. We
recognise that there are some barriers to participation for people with
disabilities as such we will conduct a disability audit of our facilities and
identify areas that need to be made more accessible and develop materials in
accessible formats, such as Braille, large print and bionic reading methods.
Creating a more inclusive workplace by making sure that our workplace culture
is welcoming and respectful of everyone by learning about and celebrating
diversity with initiatives and events throughout the year that highlight the
different cultures and backgrounds of our employees. An equitable workplace and
subsequent diverse workforce are essential as it strengthens Fauna &
Flora’s conservation work in bringing invaluable perspectives and experiences
to the fore. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion can help us to develop more
regenerative and effective conservation strategies. Our Equality, Diversity and
Inclusion work is not a checkbox item to us. Creating a more equitable,
diverse, and inclusive workplace at Fauna & Flora is a priority in which we
are investing. We are recognising where we need to focus our resources and
consciously commit to systemic changes and are actively work at dismantling
dominant culture norms within our organisation.