BDP’s commitment is to create an equitable, inclusive and diverse organisation where everyone has a sense of belonging, feels respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential. People are at the centre of our business and as such, we believe creating diverse and inclusive teams promotes creativity and innovative ways of responding to the needs of our clients and communities.
Our BDP Belonging network, which represents all areas of diversity and is steered by a group of employee representatives from across the practice, defines and drives forward our equity, inclusion and diversity agenda. BDP Belonging provide guidance and advice to the business related to strategy, policies, recruitment, education and training to ensure we achieve greater inclusivity and understanding across the practice.
When we design, we do so with the full range of human diversity in mind, enabling a complete spectrum of participation from all aspects of society and our own inclusive design consultancy Human Space specialises in accessibility, inclusion and wellness advice offering our clients a range of assessment, benchmarking, research and design services.
We also work together with a range of advocates, charities and organisations who are dedicated to promoting social mobility, equity and inclusion.
We’ve put together an Ideas Book of different design concepts taken from our global portfolio of multi-disciplinary services. We approach inclusivity from five different user journeys: physical, sensory, cognitive, identity and community.
The end of June marks the end of Pride month, and at BDP it was a month of education, discussions, and celebration of the lives, history, and culture of the LGBTQIA+ community.
To mark today’s International Women’s Day, our employee led EDI steering group, BDPBelonging, are holding a series of internal events and initiatives to celebrate women’s achievements, whilst raising awareness and taking action to forge a gender equal world.
It’s RaceEqualityWeek! So what better time to look at how our employee led EDI steering group, BDPBelonging, are delivering #ActionNotJustWords!
Human Space will use the Accessibility Standards Canada’s funding to create Heritage for All, a project that will research, propose and test new ideas aimed at developing accessible strategies for federally-owned heritage properties.
The past 18 months have been like no other – the unimaginable grips of COVID-19, social isolation and a fear of the unknown, the death of George Floyd sparking rage and a mass awakening to systemic racism around the world.
October marks Black History Month, the annual celebration of the history, culture, achievements and contributions of black and brown people in the UK and Ireland.
On Friday 10 September 2021, the Windrush and Commonwealth NHS Nurses and Midwives statue was formally unveiled outside Whittington Health NHS Trust Hospital in Haringey to an audience of councillors, established NHS staff and former nurses and midwives.
To celebrate this month’s Pride in London, we will be holding a programme of activities to support our commitment to providing a positive and nurturing environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other employees can be open about their sexual orientation or gender identity.