At IN BED we believe firmly in the importance and value of being diverse and inclusive in every facet of our business. Over the past six years we’ve regularly featured people of different backgrounds, races, genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations on our Journal and in our campaigns. More recently we’ve committed to building on a series of initiatives and measures that will ensure we are being actively and consistently inclusive at every level.
Below is a list of actions we are holding ourselves accountable to, to ensure that we are advocating for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) both in front of and behind the scenes.
IN BED’s Diversity & Inclusivity Commitment
Ensure 50% of all IN BED content features and is created by BIPOC
This includes all of our Journal content (At Home features, Eat IN BED recipes, book and film reviews), models used in our campaigns and behind the scenes freelancers and contractors such as photographers, writers and stylists.
Stocking product from BIPOC community
Although we predominantly sell our own branded product, we do also stock a number of beautiful homewares, ceramics and beauty products from other brands. Currently 35% of our non-IN BED branded Flagship products are created by BIPOC owned and operated businesses. We are aiming for this figure to be 50% by the end of 2021.
We’re ‘Paying The Rent’ and have set up an ongoing monthly donation to support First Nations people.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and run our business. IN BED operates on land that was taken from the Gadigal people and have committed to ‘paying the rent’ each month by setting up a monthly recurring donation to paytherent.net.au
As a business we are also committed to learning more about the land we live and work on
We encourage our team to be actively involved in the support of marginalised communities both in Australia and overseas. All of our permanent team members are required to complete a cultural competency course to ensure they have the tools they need to better understand their part in creating an inclusive and culturally sensitive work environment.
Hiring & Mentoring
Although we are a small business we are committed to ensuring that we are hiring in a diverse and inclusive way and are in the process of creating a mentoring program that will focus on providing work experience and professional development for BIPOC students & businesses.