Equality Group

The comprehensive EDI digital evaluation tool pushing for meaningful action




West Midlands


ICT, Sustainability & Circular Economy

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The comprehensive EDI digital evaluation tool pushing for meaningful action

Equality Group combines academic data-driven research with best practice to help businesses become leaders in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The team has over 40 years of combined experience in anti-bias training, diverse talent searching and inclusion-related consulting.

“Greater levels of transparency and accountability are desperately needed in the EDI space. There is currently too much diversity washing and not enough meaningful action,” says CEO Hephzi Pemberton.

Developed by Equality Group, Honordex is a digital platform and evaluation tool that analyses EDI based on publicly-available data. It allows users to compare company scores and areas of strength and weakness, and track performance over time.

As the leading EDI benchmark, Honordex offers insights to measure and monitor EDI maturity and has delivered a 4.8 percent improvement across 42 categories. Now, with support from the Innovate UK Inclusive Innovation Award, the team wants to target new markets and inspire others to follow.

“There is a huge opportunity to be the first mover in transparent, high-quality EDI data for the Higher Education sector. Universities will be forced to enact real change to improve their EDI metrics [and] diversity of leadership and student body.

“EDI visibility, transparency and accountability is the future and we want to be at the heart of it,” says Hephzi.


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