DIVERSITY & INCLUSION POLICY

  • MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to foster, cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and diversity, both in our workplace and in our productions. As an organisation, our most important asset is that that of our staff, suppliers and clients (and the knowledge and lived experiences they bring to us). We look to build on creating an environment that is representative of all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds across the UK.

  • DIVERSITY & THE UNDERSTANDING OF ITS BENEFITS

Kerrupt appreciates that bringing together the collective knowledge and experiences of as wide a group of people of possible is beneficial to the content of the work we create. In turn, this creates added benefits for our company and our community as a whole by offering an understanding of how differences between individuals, groups and communities can offer a more equal, inclusive society.

  • UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS IN OUR REGION

According to the Government's House of Commons UK Library, Kerrupt Animation is based in a region located in the bottom 20% for socio-economic deprivation *.
Therefore, we look to do our uppermost in representing the diverse communities of our own region with a commitment to help address the imbalance in the representation of all people and cultures in own local community. We actively seek to do this through employment and training (in the use of both production and on-screen talent).

  • A COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVE & POSITIVE LANGUAGE

Kerrupt Animation's policy is to encourage all members of staff, suppliers and clients to use respectful communication and interaction with people who may not have the same characteristics as someone else. Our principles are grounded in the use of common sense to help guide our interactions with people, behaving in a courteous and respectful manner in the workplace. Kerrupt Animation encourages the use of words and language that is welcoming and asks for the avoidance of any language in the workplace that could be considered exclusionary. Inclusive language encompasses emails, social media, marketing materials, websites and all other forms of communication (including imagery).

  • OUR POLICY IN PRACTICE

We encourage all our members of staff to use the following resources as we look to increase representation for marginalized groups in society. Links below include information for the sourcing of talent both on and off camera as well as educational content:

https://diversity.pact.co.uk/tool-kit/finding-diverse-talent.html


http://thebritishblacklist.co.uk/


https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/black-representation-in-filmand-
tv-the-challenges-and-impact-of-increasing-diversity


https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/breaking-the-class-ceilingtv-
industry-social-makeup-revealed


https://www.bravewords.co.uk/


https://www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/diversity-inclusion/press-reset-resources