By 2022 we aim to achieve the following among our employees and within the filmmakers we support:
- A 50-50 gender balance
- 20% target for those identifying as belonging to an under-represented ethnic group
- 10% target for those identifying as LGBTQ+
- 12% target for those identifying as D/deaf and disabled
We have long been guided by these principles, but they have formally been in place since 1 April 2018.
We have chosen these targets based on proportionality of working age population.
We will measure social inclusion in future. This is contingent on our wider work with other leading cultural institutions looking at a more developed, shared definition about what we mean by social inclusion.
Targets are not the same as quotas – quotas can unintentionally induce people to ‘positively’ discriminate, which is unlawful.