Kaizen Institute realizes the importance of everyone being included every day and everywhere. They put strategy into practice through the implementation of two SDG initiatives and more to follow.
Embracing our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) journey at Kaizen Institute (KI) was a key strategic decision. We at Kaizen Institute believe that as a consulting firm, it is our duty and responsibility to work towards eliminating poverty, inequality, unrest, and environmental stress to reflect our core values.
This commitment is demonstrated through the alignment of our code of conduct with the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Subsequently, we have been focusing on the establishment and advancement of two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education (SDG 4) and Gender Equality (SDG 5). Stemming from SDG 4 was the development of a KAIZEN™ Foundations training course. The KAIZEN ™ Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Program addresses the purposes of SDG 5.
KI joined the SDG Ambition Accelerator programme to receive support in realizing our SDGs. The assistance given by the United Nations Global Compact and the Global Compact Network Switzerland and Liechtenstein enabled our two SDG initiatives, which were launched at our 2021 Annual Awards Event.
This course includes customized Continuous Improvement content to equip people with the foundational KAIZEN™ knowledge and prepare them to contribute effectively within an organization through improved teamwork skills.
This programme targets people in challenging situations such as vulnerable adults, e.g., being unemployed or living in developing countries, specifically the least-deprived countries and small island nations. The training also aims to support indigenous people and youth. Learn more about the programme here.
KAIZEN ™ Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Program
This initiative delivers customized Continuous Improvement content to equip people with the cultural knowledge to empower them to contribute effectively within an organization. Respect, innovation, and gender balance through teamwork skills are being explored. Reducing inequalities and ensuring that no one is left behind, is integral to fulfilling the SDGs through this programme. Learn more about the programme here.
To benchmark where Kaizen Institute is presently, a Diversity and Inclusion survey was distributed to the entire KI organization and responded to anonymously. The results will be analyzed, and the data reported back to the KI organization at our next D&I meeting, along with initiating our Women Empowerment programme.
Our next two SDGs to be launched are Good Health and Well Being (SDG 3) and Promote Decent work and Economic Growth (SDG 8).
For more information on Kaizen Institute’s journey towards achieving our Sustainable Development Goals please visit us at www.kaizen.com.
About the SDG Ambition Accelerator
SDG Ambition Accelerator is a six-month training programme designed to challenge and support participating UN Global Compact companies to set ambitious business goals. The aim is to accelerate the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into core business management. SDG Ambition enables companies to move beyond incremental progress and step-up transformative change – unlocking business value, building business resilience, and enabling long-term growth.
Registrations for the second round of the SDG Ambition Accelerator programme are open until the 30th September 2021.