EDI Data - Frequently Asked Questions

Why and how we collect, use, and retain EDI data.

Q: Why do you collect EDI data?

A: Collecting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) data is essential for fostering an inclusive environment and understanding the diversity of our membership. This data helps us identify areas for improvement, tailor our initiatives, and promote a more equitable society for everyone.

Q: What type of EDI data do you collect?

A: The EDI data we collect includes demographic information such as age, gender identity, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability status, religious beliefs, and other relevant characteristics.

Q: What criteria do you use for collecting EDI data?

A: We use the best practise methods which enables us to gain valuable insights and benchmark our diversity and inclusion efforts. We are always open to being contacted in regards to concerns regarding these questions and any missing questions.

Q: How is individual privacy protected during the data collection process?

A: We take data privacy seriously and adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines. All data collected is treated confidentially, stored securely, and only accessible to authorised personnel. Personal information is anonymised or kept confidential to ensure individual privacy is protected.

Q: What is GDPR, and how does it relate to EDI data collection?

A: GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, a data protection law that aims to safeguard the privacy and personal information of individuals. It applies to the collection, processing, and storage of personal data, including EDI data. We comply with GDPR regulations to ensure that data is processed lawfully, transparently, and with individuals' consent.

Q: How is EDI data used by the organization?

A: The EDI data collected is used to assess our society's progress toward diversity and inclusion goals, identify areas that require improvement, and develop targeted initiatives. It also helps measure the effectiveness of current EDI programs and informs evidence-based decision-making.

Q: Are members required to provide EDI data?

A: While providing EDI data is encouraged, participation is voluntary. We understand the sensitivity of this information and respect individual preferences.

Q: Is EDI data shared with third parties?

A: The EDI data collected is not shared with third parties. Data is treated with confidentiality and used solely for internal purposes to improve diversity and inclusion within our organisation.

Q: How can members access the findings from EDI data analysis?

A: EDI data findings may be shared with our members. We ensure transparency in sharing the results through reports, presentations, please contact the EDI team to access this data at [email protected].

Q: How is EDI data collected?

A: EDI data via the form located in the member portal, however you may be asked for EDI data when completing a survey or questionnaire. The data collection process adheres to privacy and confidentiality standards to ensure the anonymity and protection of individuals' information.

Q: Who is responsible for collecting EDI data?

A: The overall responsibility of collecting EDI data in line with government regulation falls to our DPO who can be contacted at [email protected]. They ensure the data collection process is conducted ethically and in line with relevant regulations.

Remember that EDI data collection is carried out with the utmost respect for individual rights and privacy. If you have specific questions or concerns about the data collection process, please reach out to the EDI Team for further information.