What is diversity?

Diversity refers to the many different characteristics in a group of people that make us unique. In the context of a workplace, diversity dimensions include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religious beliefs,  physical abilities, sexual orientation, cultural background, socio-economic status as well as skills, educational background, geographical location, parental status, talents, work experiences and many more.

Diversity as a concept encompasses acceptance and respect of our individual differences. These differences are not always fixed, they can be fluid. We respect the individual right to self-identify and recognise that no one dimension of one’s identity is superior to another.