THE PLEDGE

DIVERSITY INCLUSION INNOVATION

"We are committed to building practices and cultures that actively facilitate, cultivate and celebrate diversity and inclusion, at all levels, throughout our organisation, and our industry"

OUR COMMITMENT TO A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE INDUSTRY

The Pledge is a commitment made by LEGASEA and Signatory organisations to work together to build a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive yachting industry. Organisations that sign the pledge represent our industry's change-makers and leaders within this global movement.

The Pledge reflects a global aspiration to see Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at all levels realised, as highlighted specifically by SDG's 5 & 10 ( Gender Equality & Reduced Inequalities) . A diverse workforce is widely recognised to significantly outperform any other. Areas of particular relevance to our industry, beyond that of ethical standards and overall sustainability, include economic performance, improved work cultures, innovation and return on invested capital.

PROGRAM IMPACT

Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive practice and policy embedded industry-wide.

In-depth data contributions and task force collaborations between all industry stakeholders.

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What is the Pledge?

The Pledge recognises that to create the systemic change required in all interlinked sectors, we must use our collective intelligence to innovate unique solutions. The Pledge creates industry-wide action and is a commitment made by LEGASEA and Signatory organisations to work together to build a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive  Superyacht industry. 

"We are committed to building practices and cultures that actively facilitate, cultivate and celebrate diversity and inclusion, at all levels, throughout our organisation, and our industry"

While acknowledging that meaningful change doesn’t happen overnight, the Pledge signifies the first step in the journey. Combining short term goals, quick wins and long term strategies, transparency and accountability are emphasised and embedded at each stage.

 

In signing the Pledge, Signatories commit to 4 key resolutions:

THE RESOLUTIONS

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Assigning a senior sponsor or champion to monitor performance in respect of the pledge. Actively supporting and promoting adherence to the Pledge and its resolutions in that way that drives it forward. Making it clear that supporting equality in the workplace is the responsibility of all leaders and managers.

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Collecting, reporting & monitoring DEI data internally and externally. Ensuring transparency, accountability and measurability. Collaborating with industry data collection to further define and monitor our landscape for the benefit of all stakeholders.

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Adopting balanced representation in marketing materials, branding and promotional activities. Ensuring all voices are represented at events, on panels and advisory boards.

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Ensuring fair recruitment processes are conducted by taking active steps such as using balanced shortlists, refining the way roles are advertised and engaging candidates from a wider pool.

LEGASEA EXPLORATION SESSION

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Connect with the LEGASEA team to explore what your journey as a Signatory could look like.

SIGNATORY MEMBER

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Begin your journey by completing the baseline data survey and book in a fundamentals assessment call with the LEGASEA team. Once completed, you will be given access to the following Signatory features:

  • LEGASEA Mentorship- access for Mentors in your network (employees and fleet) and 10 complimentary Mentee seats.

  • Speaker Bank

  • Signatory round tables on key topics

  • Events

SIGNATORY FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM

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join the next intake of the Signatory Fundamentals Program, or join the waitlist for the appropriate intake available. This will include bi-monthly check in’s and ongoing support implementing, monitoring and reporting on your social impact strategy and results in your organisation taking comprehensive action in each area of the Pledge resolutions. 

ACTIVE SIGNATORY STATUS

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Once you have completed the Signatory Fundamentals Program, you will be awarded ‘Social Impact Organisation’ status. The LEGASEA team will create your profile including information about your social impact strategy contributed to the program.

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Building a truly data-driven understanding of Social Impact

As part of the LEGASEA social impact strategy, we analysed the data and feedback gathered from our initial Signatories from the 2020-2021 period. It became clear there was a real thirst for knowledge, direction and support to ensure the external commitment of the Pledge resulted in aligned, data-driven action. Given that this is a relatively new frontier for many in our industry, this provided the opportunity for us to highlight global best practices and access to the tools and processes required for deeply embedded change across our sector. The Impact Academy is the central learning and support hub for Signatory organisations as they embark on their social impact journey.

Signatory Fundamentals Programme

The Signatory Fundamentals Program is the first and has been developed based on these initial findings and feedback. As the name would suggest, it focuses on establishing foundations: the understanding of core concepts and taking action.

Each module of the course is designed around providing context, learning and step by step actions that ultimately result in a clear path forward for your organisation. This path forward will guide Signatories to create and identify unique and tangible actions, targets and outcomes specific to your stakeholders, goals and overall business strategy. The emphasis is on cultivating transparency and accountability throughout this journey and eliminate the risk of ‘sustainability, pink, rainbow washing’ both internally and externally. To find our more about Signatory Fundamentals course visit  our Impact Academy.

After completing the Signatory Fundamentals Program you will achieve Social Impact Organisation status.

SOCIAL IMPACT ORGANISATION

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As a Social Impact Organisation, you will have completed the Fundamentals Programme. Key outcomes include defining, outlining and actioning your Social Impact Action plan. Specific areas of action include:

 Targets & Timelines

DEI Statement

Data collection

Reporting & Monitoring

Change Management 

Policy Development

Internal & External Communications

YOUR IMPACT

Defining your current landscape and actionable steps forward material to your organisation. Ensuring actions are meaningful and relevant to your stakeholders, embedding transparency and accountability into your strategy and overall impact.

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BE PART OF THE CHANGE

Who can Pledge?

The support of all organisations or individuals that are involved with or neighbouring the yachting industry is welcomed.  The more diverse the voices, the more united our industry action will be. 

To ensure your organisation is able to meet its commitments to the four Pledge resolutions, it is a requirement to have fifteen or more full-time employees. The exceptions are crew agents and training providers.

Organisations that do not currently meet this requirement,  along with synergetic NGO's and initiatives, are welcomed to support the Pledge in the capacity of Supporting Organisation. The intake for Supporting Organisations will be launched in 2022.

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CRITERIA FOR SIGNATORIES

  • Have 15 or more full-time employees. The exceptions are crew agents and training providers due to the data they will be able to contribute.

  • Be an active Superyacht industry stakeholder. This includes but is not limited to yacht management and recruitment, shipyards, law firms, insurance, finance, designers and training providers.

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CRITERIA FOR SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

  • Organisations with less than 15 full-time employees (The exceptions being crew agents and training providers due to the data they will be able to contribute.)

  • NGO’s, associations, and aligned initiatives.

  • Organisations from other industries that wish to support the Pledge and contribute their experience and expertise to relevant LEGASEA programs.

       Supporting Organisations Program Launching in 2022

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Curious about becoming a Pledge Signatory?

Join the waitlist and be the first to find out how.

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