Improving Workplace Inclusion

The Van Horne Institute understands that inclusion is essential at every point in the supply chain, and having a clear framework to support inclusion will in turn support growth and prosperity for individuals and whole industries. Promoting inclusion through good policy at the highest levels, as well as through post-secondary curricula, will help it to become standard.

The Van Horne Institute has a mission to support leadership in logistics, supply chain, transportation, and regulated industries by contributing to post-secondary education programs and public policy. This Canadian organization has launched the Building Inclusive Workplaces (BIW) Corporate Change Model, which provides a framework that organizations can use to assess how inclusive they are and build individualized action plans to improve workplace inclusion. It also includes ways to teach people why inclusion is important and call them to action on the issue, thus improving corporate culture.

The BIW Corporate Change Model was introduced at a recent event in Calgary, Alberta. This approach identifies barriers and enablers to foster inclusion in supply chain workplaces. Work done toward inclusion at organizations including the Royal Bank of Canada, Xerox, and WestJet influenced the production of the model.

To read the full news article about the model’s launch at the University of Calgary, click here. To see the full BIW Corporate Change Model and Framework, click here. For further reading, you can find the project’s final report here.