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2020 D&I in India Best Practice Awards

Focus Area | Tackling Workplace Inequality
India’s most credible and rigorous diversity and inclusion awards are back for 2020!

First introduced in 2018, Community Business’ D&I in India Best Practice Awards recognise the exceptional dedication and accomplishments of organisations in promoting diversity and inclusion (D&I) in India. The 2020 Award Nomination process runs from May to June 2020 and the finalists of the 2020 D&I in India Best Practice Awards will be invited to showcase their approaches and share their learnings at a ½ day D&I in India Best Practice Conference taking place on Wednesday 23 September 2020 in Bangalore

2020 Award Categories

In 2020 we continue to present the following 8 Award Categories:

 

Employee Network Award
To recognise an employee network that has played a proactive role in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as aligned its activities to the priorities of the business in India. 

 

 

Advancement of Women Award
To recognise a specific initiative that has had a positive and measurable impact on supporting and promoting the advancement of women in the workplace in India. 

 

 

Disability Confidence Award
To recognise an organisation that has demonstrated a comprehensive and proactive approach to building disability confidence and creating a more inclusive workplace for people with disabilities in India. 

 

 

LGBT+ Inclusion Award
To recognise an organisation that has demonstrated a comprehensive and proactive approach to creating an inclusive workplace for LGBT+ employees in India. 

 

 

D&I Business Leader Award
To recognise a business leader/senior executive who has demonstrated personal passion and used his/her influence to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond in India. 

 

 

D&I Champion of Change Award
To recognise an HR/D&I corporate professional who has been a visible and committed champion of change in advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond in India. 

 

D&I Pioneering Initiative Award
To recognise a specific initiative that demonstrates a bold, new, different or creative approach to promoting and/or advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace in India. 

 

 

Promoting Social Inclusion Award
To recognise a corporate initiative that has had a positive and measurable impact in promoting the social inclusion of a diverse or under-represented group in the wider community* in India. 
*Note, this is not a workplace initiative

 

Nomination & Assessment

Differentiated by a rigorous assessment and judging process, the Awards are open for nominations from Monday 4 May until Wednesday24 June 2020. 

Award nominations are to be made online via our dedicated Awards Platform. Award Nominations will be reviewed by senior representatives of Community Business. 

To ensure credibility and objectivity, shortlisted candidates (Finalists) will be invited to present to a Judging Panel, comprising at least 1 external judge. 
 

Assessment Criteria

Consistent with previous years, Award nominations will be assessed based on the following assessment criteria:

​​STRATEGIC

PROACTIVE IMPACTFUL SUSTAINABLE

 

Eligibility

The 2020 D&I in India Best Practice Awards are open to all companies with a commitment to advancing D&I in India. Participating organisations do not need to be a member of DIAN or DIAN India. Nominations should relate to activities taking place in India between September 2019 and June 2020.

Sponsors

It is our standard practice that the winners of the 2019 Awards sponsor the same Award in 2020.  This provides the opportunity to extend brand association for another year, particularly as the winner is not eligible to apply for the same award 2 years running.  Sponsorship of an Award offers a number of high profile benefits, including:

  • Nominate Senior Executive to be on Judging Panel for relevant Award
  • Nominate Senior Executive to present Award at the Awards Ceremony
  • Positioning as Award Sponsor on marketing materials relating to promotion of awards and announcement of finalists and winners – including social media
  • Placement of logo on:
    • Awards page of Community Business website
    • Banner in relevant Breakout Session at the conference (Corporate Awards only)
    • In Post-Event Publication
  • 2 x complimentary tickets to engage your key stakeholders

If your company was not a 2019 Award Winner, but is interested in sponsoring an Award, please contact us.

2020 Conference & Awards Ceremony

A key objective of these Awards is to facilitate the sharing of learnings and drive the wider adoption of best practice.

To facilitate this, we are holding a ½ day Conference providing the opportunity for the finalists of the various Awards to participate in panel discussions sharing their approach and insights. The formal Conference programme will culminate in a celebratory Awards Ceremony where the winners of each Award will be revealed and presented with trophies.

Mark your calendar and book your table now!