CI Equality & Diversity Awards

The Channel Islands Equality and Diversity Awards celebrate those Channel Islands organisations that have demonstrated exceptional regard for diversity, equality and inclusivity within their workplace in the last 12 months. This can be in any area recognised (or to be recognised) as a protected characteristic in Jersey and Guernsey’s discrimination laws: race, gender, sexuality, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, age or ability.

There are five award categories (see below) in which an organisation can be nominated.

All nominations are collated by Liberate and a shortlist of finalists drawn up. The awards are then judged by an independent diversity panel (unless otherwise indicated below). The winners are announced at an awards dinner hosted by Liberate.

If your organisation has been shortlisted for an award, you will be notified by Liberate and sent details of how you can attend the awards dinner.

All shortlisted nominees are permitted to use a logo similar to the blue one below on their promotional material. The winners are presented with a crystal triangle award and permitted to use a logo similar to the red one below on their promotional material.

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Nominations are now closed and will reopen on 1 January 2018.

If you would like to know more about the awards, please email paddy@liberate.je

Best Small to Medium Employer (up to 80 employees) as nominated by their employee(s)
The winner will have demonstrated exceptional regard for inclusivity within their workplace in the last 12 months by adapting practices or premises to meet employee needs in the specialist areas of race, sex (and related characteristics), age or disability; undertaking an extraordinary project to increase diversity and equality in their workplace; implementing training programmes, producing handbooks, making a public commitment to diversity and equality or demonstrating employment practice that goes further than simply meeting statutory requirements; or, partnering with an organisation or group to undertake an inclusivity initiative that benefits the wider community.

Best Medium to Large Employer (more than 80 employees) as nominated by their employee(s)
The winner will have demonstrated exceptional regard for inclusivity within their workplace in the last 12 months by adapting practices or premises to meet employee needs in the specialist areas of race, sex (and related characteristics), age or disability; undertaking an extraordinary project to increase diversity and equality in their workplace; implementing training programmes, producing handbooks, making a public commitment to diversity and equality or demonstrating employment practice that goes further than simply meeting statutory requirements; or, partnering with an organisation or group to undertake an inclusivity initiative that benefits the wider community.

Best Service Provider as nominated by themselves or the general public
The winner will have demonstrated exceptional regard for inclusivity within their workplace in the last 12 months by adapting practices or premises to meet customer needs in the specialist areas of race, sex (and related characteristics), age or disability; undertaking an extraordinary project to support diversity and equality in the services they provide; implementing training programmes, producing handbooks, making a public commitment to diversity and equality or demonstrating employment practice that ensures customer-facing employees have an exceptional understanding of diversity and equality; or, partnering with an organisation or group to offer a service that benefits the wider community and places inclusivity at its heart.

Best Educational Initiative as nominated by themselves or the general public
The winner will have undertaken an extraordinary project, activity or piece of work that demonstrates exceptional regard for inclusivity in the last 12 months in the specialist areas of race, sex (and related characteristics), age or disability. The initiative could be a corporate training programme, a syllabus for schools, a factual news report, a work of art (in its broadest sense), or any other discreet activity that does something to further the public’s understanding of diversity and equality.

Best Not-for-Profit Support Initiative as nominated by themselves or the general public
The winner will be a not-for-profit organisation and will have undertaken an extraordinary project, activity or piece of work that demonstrates exceptional regard for inclusivity in the last 12 months in the specialist areas of race, sex (and related characteristics), age or disability. The initiative could be a public service, related to the islands’ infrastructure, legislation or environment, a new charitable support activity, an arts or sporting initiative, or any other project that does something to support diversity and equality in the community.

Liberate Special Award as decided by the Liberate Committee
The winner will be an individual or organisation that is not honoured in the other award categories but that has undertaken an extraordinary project, activity or initiative in the last 12 months that has supported or advanced equality and diversity within the Channel Islands.

Liberate Lifetime Achievement Award as decided by the Liberate Committee
The winner will be an individual that has, over many years, supported and championed equality and diversity within the Channel Islands and, as a result of their efforts, the Channel Islands are a more inclusive place to live and work.

Tickets

If you would like to attend the awards dinner, individual tickets can be purchased online or, for group or charity bookings, please use our order form here (pdf or Word). Tickets are £- per person.