Xander is committed to change.
To achieve long-lasting and meaningful change, we're taking action. We've built several partnerships with businesses and social enterprises that are taking actionable steps towards increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Purpose in action.
Purpose continues to drive how we think and act as a business at Xander. To cement this commitment, we have achieved B Corporation certification, which means we will be legally required to annually report the progress of our social and environmental goals.
Our journey to change
We have identified a list of areas where we pledge to be more diverse and inclusive in how we recruit, train and embed talent. Here's how we'll do it.
Promoting Mental Well-being
Inclusive Training Programme
Enabling Neurodiverse Talent
Building Sustainable Partnerships
Embracing Data Insights
Inspiring Global Change
Inclusive Testing & Evaluation
Equality at Board Level
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To achieve the change that we want society to reflect, our mission is rooted in the communities that we serve. We’ve partnered with several charities and social enterprise projects, which our Xander Associates play a major role in supporting these initiatives, so that we can continue to eradicate all forms of discrimination.
“Lots of companies talk about making a difference, but few build it so deliberately into the core of their organisation. Xander are focused on changing the employment landscape for individuals with disabilities, and their dedicated support for these important social enterprises will allow us to drive change across society. Thank you for standing up and making this happen.”
– Rupert Pearce
Ignition Brewery is a South London brewery and taproom that trains and employs individuals with learning difficulties to brew great beer. Xander Associates supported Ignition with the proposed opening of a second site in Liverpool, which has been successful in securing the cooperation of Liverpool City Council.
Six Percent & Rising is a campaign dedicated to transforming the employment outcomes for individuals with physical and neurological diversities, currently at 5.6% in the UK. Xander Associates have been instrumental in uniting the Liverpool City Region in recognising and supporting 'The Liverpool 100' campaign.
Chickenshed are a theatre and education provider based in North London with a clear ethos on inclusion. Xander’s Cocoon have been instrumental in helping Chickenshed towards their 2024 goal of becoming a national theatre centre through the creation of a sustainable business model for their training programmes, whilst continuing to push their message of 'learning through the lived experience'.
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