British indie body Aim has published its first equity, diversity and inclusion audit, in what is planned to become an annual report. It’s a summary of what the organisation has been doing in the last year, benchmarked against some of the ‘frameworks’ it has signed up to:
UK Music’s 10-point plan; Impala’s diversity and inclusion charter; the Black Music Coalition’s calls to action; and Aim’s own Keychange pledge.
That’s a good structure: making it clear what the body has promised to do, and how it is holding itself accountable.
In related news, Impala has used the one-year anniversary of ‘#BlackoutTuesday’ to call for independent music firms across Europe to respond to its diversity and inclusion survey, which it hopes will provide an accurate picture of the independent industry’s diversity across 30 countries.
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