ISO/DIS 30415 Human Resource Management — Diversity and inclusion
This module provides a holistic approach to diversity and inclusion which enables organizations to demonstrate a real commitment to valuing people at every level. Fundamentally, this standard is intended to facilitate the fairness and dignity of all at work..
This framework is relevant to all organizations, whatever their size, sector and level of maturity. The standard recognizes that each organization is different and that decision-makers are best placed to determine the most appropriate approach according to their organization’s context.
In the standard, “valuing people” is not confined to the calculation of directly quantifiable monetary value; the term is used in recognition that “value”, defined as the inherent and unique merit and worth of people, connotes the actual – or potential – contribution that people at all levels in the organization make as a result of their capabilities, knowledge, skills, networks, experience, attitudes and insights.
Developing an inclusive workplace requires an ongoing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) to address inequalities in organizational systems, policies, processes, and practices as well as people’s conscious and unconscious biases and behaviours.
This international standard provides guidelines to organizations on diversity and inclusion, D&I principles, practices, approaches, methods, and mechanisms, to enable and support equity, fairness, equality, and accessibility in workplace contexts. It recognizes that each organization is different and that decision-makers need to determine the most appropriate approach to integrate D&I into the organization’s business processes, based on the organization’s context. It can also foster consistency and fairness in the management and development of people in the supply chain, the delivery of the organization’s products and services, and the interaction with other stakeholders.