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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (“EDI”) Statement

At The IC Global Partnership, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives enhances our ability to deliver innovative and effective solutions for our clients.

Our Commitment

  1. Inclusivity: We strive to create a welcoming workplace where every individual feels valued, supported and empowered to contribute to their fullest potential.
  2. Equality: We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all employees and consultants, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  3. Diversity: We recognise the importance of a diverse workforce and actively seek to recruit, retain and promote talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  4. Respect: We promote a culture of respect and kindness, where open communication and diverse opinions are encouraged and valued.

Our Actions

  • Recruitment: We implement fair and unbiased recruitment practices to attract a diverse pool of employees and consultants and ensure that hiring decisions are based on merit and potential.
  • Development: We provide ongoing training and development opportunities to help all employees and consultants grow professionally and personally, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Engagement: We encourage active engagement and participation in EDI initiatives, including sharing relevant resources and events.
  • Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable for making progress in our EDI efforts by regularly reviewing and assessing our policies, practices and outcomes to ensure they align with our values and goals.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a consultancy firm where diversity is celebrated, inclusion is the norm and every team member feels they belong. By championing equality, diversity and inclusion, we aim to create a more dynamic, innovative, and successful company that reflects the rich diversity of the international education community we serve.

Together, we can build a more equitable and inclusive future for everyone.

Policy Owner: Sirin Myles, Co-Founder and Director, The IC Global Partnership

Date of Last Review: May 2024

Environmental Statement

At The IC Global Partnership Ltd, environmental sustainability is key to everything we do. It is a company core value and forms a key factor when working on all projects, collaborations and partnerships.  Our goal is to ensure that our activities contribute positively to the preservation and enrichment of the natural environment. We aim to achieve this by adhering to the following principles:

  1. Resource Efficiency: We strive to minimise our consumption of natural resources and maximise the efficiency of energy use. We work toward reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing our overall environmental performance. For example, we try to travel by train when attending meetings,  events or conferences.
  2. Waste Management: We are dedicated to reducing waste generation and promoting recycling and reuse across the company, by not printing emails or documents where possible.
  3. Ecosystem Protection: We plant olive trees after every workshop, training session and consultancy project as part of our Sustainability Pledge. We also support initiatives that promote environmental conservation and restoration, and we engage in partnerships that aim to enhance the ecological integrity of the communities we serve. We regularly post on LinkedIn and X to inform and support The IC Global Community to take further action around environmental sustainability.
  4. Climate Action: We champion environmental issues through external events, such as our successful poster submission at APAIE 2022, “Environment, Our Home”.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement: We believe in the power of collaboration to achieve environmental goals. We engage with our stakeholders – including employees, consultants, clients, stakeholders and the broader IC Global community – to raise environmental awareness, share best practices and drive collective action towards sustainability.  We run IC Cafés for the international education sector and sustainability workshops – with different topics, expert speakers and professional trainers.
  6. Compliance and Accountability: We adhere to all relevant local, national and international environmental regulations and strive to exceed them wherever possible. We maintain transparency in our environmental performance and regularly report on our progress towards achieving our sustainability objectives.

Ongoing Commitment: The IC Global Partnership Ltd understands that environmental responsibility is not a one-time task, but a continuous commitment. We are dedicated to regularly reviewing and improving our environmental strategies and practices to adapt to new challenges and opportunities.  We are committed to making a positive impact on the planet and ensuring a sustainable future for all.

Health and Safety Statement

Our Commitment

The IC Global Partnership Ltd is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our staff and consultants, regardless of their location. We believe that a safe working environment is integral to our operational success and is a fundamental responsibility of all staff at every level.

Our Objectives

Our key health and safety objectives are to:

  1. Minimise the risks of injury and health problems.
  2. Comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  3. Foster a culture of safety and health awareness.
  4. Implement continuous improvement practices in health and safety management.


Management is responsible for:

  1. Providing necessary resources to support health and safety initiatives.
  2. Conducting regular reviews and updates of health and safety policies.
  3. Facilitating training and providing support to all employees on health and safety matters.

Employees are required to:

  1. Follow all health and safety guidelines and attend required training.
  2. Report any health and safety concerns or incidents to management immediately.
  3. Maintain a safe and healthy home workspace.


  • Risk Assessments: 
    • Regular assessments will be conducted to identify any potential risks associated with remote work.
    • Employees are encouraged to conduct self-assessments of their home offices and report any risks to their manager.
  • Equipment and Work Environment:
    • The company will provide guidelines for setting up an ergonomic workspace and may assist with the provision of necessary equipment.
    • Employees should ensure their workspace is free from clutter and any potential safety hazards.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing:
    • We recognise the importance of mental health and encourage employees to take regular breaks and maintain a work-life balance.
    • We enjoy stretching and breathing exercises at the start of every weekly team meeting, at quarterly meetings with IC Global Fellows and with clients, where appropriate, in order to support our health and wellbeing.
    • Support and resources related to mental health will be available to all employees.
  • Training and Communication:
    • Training on health and safety practices, including ergonomics, mental health awareness and safe work practices, will be provided to all employees.
    • Regular updates regarding health and safety will be communicated through virtual meetings.
  • Incident Reporting:
    • A clear procedure is in place for reporting any incidents, which will be reviewed and addressed by management to prevent recurrence.

Review and Continuous Improvement

This policy will be reviewed annually and updated as necessary to ensure its effectiveness and relevance. Feedback from staff is always welcomed and considered during the review process.  The review will be conducted to assess effectiveness in achieving our health and safety objectives and to make improvements as necessary based on feedback and changes in regulations.

Modern Slavery Statement

At The IC Global Partnership, we are committed to ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking do not take place within our business or supply chains. We recognise our responsibility to uphold the highest ethical standards and to prevent any form of modern slavery in our operations.

Our Commitment

  1. Awareness and Training: We educate ourselves and those we work with about the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
  2. Supply Chain Management: We strive to work with suppliers and partners who share our commitment to combating modern slavery. We conduct due diligence to ensure that our supply chains are free from forced labour and human trafficking.
  3. Policies and Procedures: We have established clear policies and procedures to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking, including a robust reporting mechanism for employees to raise concerns without fear of retaliation.
  4. Compliance and Monitoring: We regularly review our practices and policies to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding modern slavery and human trafficking.

Actions Taken

  • Supplier Due Diligence: We assess our suppliers and partners to ensure they meet our ethical standards. This includes requiring them to provide information on their own practices and policies related to modern slavery.
  • Risk Assessment: We conduct risk assessments to identify areas within our business and supply chains that may be vulnerable to modern slavery and human trafficking, and we take steps to mitigate these risks.
  • Employee Training: We provide training for our employees to help them recognise the signs of modern slavery and understand the importance of reporting any suspicions or concerns.
  • Reporting Mechanisms: We maintain a confidential and accessible reporting system for employees and other stakeholders to report any concerns related to modern slavery or human trafficking.

Our Future Goals

The IC Global Partnership is committed to continuous improvement in our efforts to combat modern slavery and we are dedicated to maintaining a business environment that is free from modern slavery and human trafficking. We believe that by working together with our employees, consultants, suppliers and stakeholders, we can help eradicate these practices and promote ethical standards in all areas of our business.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2025.

Quality Assurance Statement

At The IC Global Global Partnership Ltd, we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of quality in all aspects of our operations and services. Our commitment to quality is integral to our mission of delivering exceptional value to our clients, stakeholders, and the international education community we serve.

Our Commitment

  1. Commitment to Excellence: We pledge to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in every project we undertake. Our quality assurance processes, including our Lead Generation Action Log – which shows how we work with clients and stakeholders – are designed to ensure that every service provided meets or exceeds the industry standards, regulatory requirements and our clients’ expectations.
  2. Continuous Improvement: We believe in the philosophy of continuous improvement and are committed to constantly enhancing our processes, systems and technologies. Our approach involves regular reviews and updates to our quality management systems to adapt to new challenges and opportunities in a dynamic global environment.
  3. Employee Engagement: Our employees and consultants are our greatest asset and we invest in their professional development and well-being. We foster a culture of excellence where our team is encouraged to contribute ideas and participate in quality enhancement initiatives. Regular discussions ensure that our staff are knowledgeable about the latest trends and best practices in quality management.
  4. Client Focus: We strive to understand and meet the unique needs of each client. Regular feedback mechanisms are in place to gather insights from our clients, which are crucial for tailoring our services and rectifying any issues swiftly. Our dedication to client satisfaction is paramount and we aim to build lasting relationships based on trust and mutual respect.
  5. Accountability and Transparency: We operate in a transparent manner and hold ourselves accountable for the quality of our work. Regular audits and assessments are conducted to verify adherence to our quality standards. We maintain open lines of communication with all our stakeholders to report on our performance and quality metrics.
  6. Sustainability and Responsibility: As part of our commitment to quality, we also focus on sustainability and social responsibility. We integrate these principles into our project planning and execution, ensuring that our business practices contribute positively to environmental conservation and community well-being.

At The IC Global Partnership Ltd, quality is not just a goal; it is the foundation of our business ethos. We are committed to achieving excellence in everything we do, ensuring that we deliver reliable, effective, and high-quality solutions every time.