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Laya healthcare retains Investors in Diversity Gold accreditation

Laya healthcare has been awarded the Investors in Diversity Gold – the highest accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity, Ireland’s leading equality, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) body for the second time. The company was first awarded the Investors in Diversity Gold standard accreditation in 2021 and is one of only four companies in Ireland to have achieved reaccreditation for a second term.

The reaccreditation affirms that laya healthcare continues its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion within its culture, across its processes and through its external impacts. The gold accreditation reflects the consistently high standard of ED&I within laya healthcare and the commitment to ensuring that this is embedded in the company culture and values.

The recognition received was partly with thanks to several standout initiatives including:

  • All new starters meeting with one of the business’s ED&I specialists who talks them through the journey so far, the current strategy and any related policies.
  • A clear focus on enhancing the diversity data monitoring across the company with the launch of a new Team Demographic Survey. There was a clear internal communications plan in place before the survey was launched and the business’s Diversity Council played a key role in building understanding and trust.
  • Laya healthcare continues to be very active in external Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) engagement and advocacy.  This includes providing access to learning opportunities, sponsoring events with a D&I element, donations to charities, supporting business partners with their Investors in Diversity journey and more.  A partnership with University College Cork’s (UCC) Disability Support Services ‘EmployAbility programme’ was extended by taking on a student as part of the EmployAbility Summer Internship Programme.

Commenting on the news, Director of People and Culture at laya healthcare, Erika O’Leary said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this accreditation once again and I’m so proud of the team at laya healthcare and the commitment to embed equality, diversity, and inclusion across the business. We work hard to prioritise the ED&I journey and to make sure equality, diversity, and inclusion is at the forefront of everything we do. To maintain a gold standard is something that is very important to laya healthcare and further highlights the company values of fair, caring, innovative and grounded. These values are the foundations that are embedded in all we do in relation to the team and more widely with laya healthcare members.”

Caroline Cummins – Managing Director, Irish Centre for Diversity comments: “I would like to extend my congratulations to everyone at laya healthcare.  This accreditation with Investors in Diversity Gold recognises the considerable efforts and investment in advancing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) across the business.  The company now has the welcome goal of becoming the most inclusive workplace in Ireland.”

Investors in Diversity provides a three-tiered framework to holistically transform practices and culture for the journey of continuous improvement. For more information visit –

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