International Game Technology was chosen to join the Workplace Code of Practice Steering Committee as the organisation continues to strengthen its commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout the gaming industry.
The organisation is to be represented in the community by Stephanie Huckel, the senior global program manager for diversity and inclusion, accepting an invitation from BSI, the United Kingdom’s national standards agency, and the All-in Diversity Project.
The group emphasises a commitment to create a global standard of diversity, justice and inclusion that extends across all levels to any company, in any industry.
Kim Barker Lee, IGT vice president of diversity and inclusion explained: “As a founding member of the All-in Diversity Project, IGT is proud to enhance its diversity and inclusion leadership through its participation in AIDP’s Workplace Code of Practice Steering Group.
“We applaud AIDP for advancing this forward-thinking approach that will assist all organisations with promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion by applying a documented framework for best practices. We are confident that Stephanie Huckel’s experience, leadership, and skills will help to ensure the Steering Group’s success.”
The group is currently working on its’ Workplace Code of Practice,’ whose aim is to establish the code through a consensus-building process including public consultation, which it plans to launch in June 2020.
It was reported in a media release that the framework was intended to cover corporate governance and reputation; organisational procedures, processes and practices; recruitment, retention and development; under-represented groups; and principles such as’ thinking diversity’ and’ intercultural competence.’ The Workplace Code of Practice Steering Group is intended to provide a set of tools that will encourage voluntary action.
“IGT has again demonstrated its leadership in diversity and inclusion through its enthusiastic participation the new Workplace Code of Practice Steering Group,” added AIDP co-founder Kelly Kehn.
“We’re confident that Stephanie Huckel’s participation in the Steering Group will contribute to the development of an effective, universal standard — one that will serve as an essential tool for organisations seeking to improve equity in the workplace.”