Preparation and Submission
Use the Matrix for Internal Reference
Organisations have first audited their existing strategy and framework using the Matrix.
How: After reading our FAQ page, use this document in Excel to go over the questions and begin your internal audit. Get familiar with the six categories and how the questions are broken down. Engage with stakeholders across the organisation to gather information needed to submit.
Submit the Matrix Online
Once you have finished your information gathering stage, head over to our Matrix Page to submit online. Submission can take as little as 60 minutes, and you can stop and save halfway through, returning to complete within 30 days.
How: You can submit the Matrix on our website between 1 April and 30 June.
All companies submitting their results will get a summary report back and accreditation if reaching Level 1, which compares scoring across categories, subcategories, levels and tags. The Accreditation Level gives organisations an indication of where to start on their journey and what recommendations are more involved. Accreditation Level is based on the total number of points received. Tags give those filling in the Matrix more information on the area of the recommendation. Using the online version of the Matrix will allow you to search recommendations by ‘Tag.’
All questions can be answered with Yes, No, or Planned and are allocated a point each. Planned actions are not counted as points, but will help with our report and consultation after submission. The points are divided into the categories and subcategories as listed in the graphic on the right.
We do not require evidence for submissions as we want the process to be time-efficient. However, we may spot check your submission and ask for case studies to be submitted.
Additional Information can be provided as part of submission in the following areas:
Proof of transparency through action plans, annual reporting and Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting
Confirming disclosure rates
Any other information on impact you can provide for each section.
Investing in Ethnicity Employer
Organisations must achieve a score above 30 points to be rated an Investing in Ethnicity Employer.
Organisations must score between 60 and 89 points to be rated a Star Employer.
Organisations must score between 90 and 119 points to be rated an Advanced Employer.
Level 4: Exemplary Employer
Organisations must score 120 points or more to be achieve an Exemplary Employer accreditation.
Average Performance (2021)
The below percentages reflect the average score per section across all Matrix submissions in 2021.