The inception of the Fintech Equality Coalition came at the perfect time for Jumio. In light of Black Lives Matter and the continued inequalities and inequities faced by people of color, Jumio’s team renewed our commitment to our core value of diversity and began reexamining ways for our company to engage in meaningful action.
Our team is eager to find ways we can amplify our voice and actions to have a broader and more meaningful impact than we could hope to achieve on our own. We actively looked for opportunities to collaborate and it was easy to see that the Fintech Equality Coalition’s mission aligns closely with our personal and corporate values. We’re delighted to become an active member of the coalition. It’s the right thing to do and supports our belief that we are stronger through diversity.
We don’t intend to stop here though, this is just the start of Jumio accelerating our efforts to improve diversity and inclusion for all underrepresented groups. We want to ensure our response is sustained. It has to be the start of something lasting — a movement more than a moment.
Jumio is a global organisation with 11 offices around the world. In many ways we’re already a diverse group of professionals and we certainly value the different perspectives and experiences people bring to the company. Diversity has been one of our core values* for several years. We provide our people with the training and tools to help increase their awareness and understanding of differences and why they matter, so their actions can contribute to an inclusive and high-performing workplace culture. However, we’ve grown rapidly and recognise that we’ve not always found time for coordinated efforts to review and improve diversity and inclusion. This has to and will change.
Our first D&I Council, DISCO (Diversity and Inclusion Support Community), has made a positive start in London and we will scale this approach globally. It has to be a lot more than a fun acronym though and needs to avoid becoming an ineffective talking shop. We want action and measurable outcomes, to progress our own organisation and make a wider impact outside Jumio’s walls. Aligning our voice and effort with the Fintech Equality Coalition is a positive and exciting step in this direction.
To objectively increase Jumio’s D&I maturity with a particular focus on increasing inclusivity and establishing a D&I approach that can be scaled globally. Placing priority on raising awareness through educational content and communication, being able to measure and report on progress and creating a safe haven for discussion of issues and concerns. We need to identify, prioritise and implement initiatives that make a positive impact on how our employees, customers and candidates feel about their Jumio experience. Delivering tangible outcomes that measurably improve D&I at Jumio, including but not limited to reducing inequalities for race, gender, LGBTQ+, religion and nationality.
We are committed to extending our D&I initiatives and establishing D&I councils or task forces in all regions, adopting a ‘global and local’ approach. We want collective and coordinated action across Jumio to maximise impact. We also recognise the importance of context and having the flexibility to deliver and support targeted initiatives by and for local teams. Live and planned activities include:
At Jumio, we love the fact that our work has a positive purpose. Every day we strive to reduce identity fraud, account takeovers, and to make the internet a safer place. We are adding a sustained focus on reducing inequality wherever and whenever we can. We appreciate we can make better and more meaningful contributions by learning from and collaborating with as wide an array of people, companies and charities as possible.
When you include a diversity of minds and perspectives in the decision-making process, you inevitably have a better and stronger result because the environment in the room becomes open. We’re committed to talking with our people, rather than talking at them.
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*Jumio’s IDEAL Values are Integrity, Diversity, Empowerment, Accountability and Leading Innovation.
**Apart from our tree planting schemes. We really like our tree planting schemes.