The Premier League Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard (PLEDIS) has had a hugely positive impact since its inception in 2015, and West Ham United’s commitment to the scheme was rewarded during Season 2020/21.
The Hammers were granted the 'Advanced Level' status by an independent panel, underlining the club’s commitment to being a welcoming and safe space for all.
PLEDIS aims to educate and encourage all 20 Premier League clubs, including their charitable foundations and all aspects of their businesses, to develop and evolve into working environments that champion mental wellbeing, positive change and a culture of diversity.
West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady was delighted the club's work has been recognised and emphasised the importance of increasing this over coming seasons.
Brady said: "We commit to continue listening to staff, fans and the industry, always reflecting on our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion, and going further than we already do."