#ItsUpToMe - our ongoing journey towards betterment and inclusion

"Let’s stand for what is right at IDP – together – all of us. Opportunities. Equality. Hope. Change. Growth. An even brighter tomorrow.  It’s up to you. It’s up to all of us. To step up and drive change."  

#ItsUpToMe - our ongoing journey towards betterment and inclusion

IDP Education
14 December 2022

Below is a note shared by our People Experience team with IDP teams internally.

Dear colleagues,

We care about you and about each other. We would like to be a positive influence in the community we work and live in. And to help every single team member at IDP to be their happiest self at work, to feel safe, to belong, and importantly to help each of us understand how what we do impacts us and others - is what #ItsUpToMe is all about.

 #ItsUpToMe, it’s up to you, and it’s up to every one of us to bring to life values that are at the heart and the core of all that we do at IDP – expertise, integrity, quality, caring, and community.  

Together, let’s break every barrier, smash every limiting belief, close every opportunity gap, and take time to understand the challenges those around us may face and struggle to overcome. 

You can simply start by using your unique voice – you have the power to influence those around you to drive change. Because what you say and do impacts you and those around you. 

To take the first step to creating any change, you must first be aware of and understand what challenges those around you may be facing. 

#ItsUpToMe to care  

Year on year, we innovate and go the extra mile with our products and services, always having our customers and clients at the heart of all that we do. This over the moon care for our customers and clients is what drives us and informs our business strategy – because we have them at the heart of everything we do.  

#ItsUpToMe to lead the way 

Our global teams work towards providing our customers and clients a powerful, unique, memorable, and life changing experience when they interact with our brand – which is the reason they are our greatest advocates. With a wealth of experience and unparalleled passion that each and every one of you at IDP bring to the table, we are proud to say we lead the way in the industry.  

#ItsUpToMe to create and recognise the moments that matter 

As we journey forward together, it is important we recognise the progress, the small milestones and the big wins; and give ourselves a pat on the back for how far we have come from where we were – together as a global team.  

#ItsUpToMe, it’s up to you, and it’s up to all of us at IDP to actively contribute every day to changing the landscape of the education industry step by step through every single thing we do. We have achieved amazing accomplishments and we have so much more we can achieve together for ourselves and for our customers and clients. The sky is the limit. 

#ItsUpToMe to stand for respect 

In creating a world that is safe for everyone, we all have our own roles to play. When your home is not safe, we encourage our team members to seek help at your second home, IDP. Whether it’s you or your colleagues going through the unfortunate situation, this is to help in any way possible. Often times, it takes just a little courage and a little support to make a big difference in someone’s life. Whether you are a victim or a witness, you CAN break the cycle.  

#ItsUpToMe to build a good community 

“If Earth’s history (were) compared to a calendar year, modern human life has existed for 37 minutes, and we have used one third of Earth’s natural resources in the last 0.2 seconds.” This translates to industrialisation and deforestation at such a rapid pace that it accelerates our already massive CO2 emissions which, in a crashing domino effect, leads us to the greatest threat that we face - climate change. 

Every one of us accounts for around 11 tons of natural resources. And they say that by 2050, this number could be twice as much. You can make a difference to our planet’s future. We all can. With one small step every day – let’s together save the planet and keep it a liveable one for our current and future generations and for every living thing in our ecosystem

This, in short, is what #ItsUpToMe is all about. It’s up to you. It’s up to all of us. To step up and drive change. To not be a passive stander by. 

Let’s stand for what is right at IDP – together – all of us. Opportunities. Equality. Hope. Change. Growth. An even brighter tomorrow. 

To help drive us forward and create an impact, we recently formalised the IDP Group Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee (IDE) - which will help us come together, lead the way and be intentional about creating an inclusive workspace. Standing members of the IDE committee are Georgia Murphy, Piyush Kumar, Harmeet Pental, Simon Emmett, and Rachel Collier. 

Together, let’s invest in change, celebrate each other’s wins, question our preconceived notions, and take a perspective of empathy towards those around us.

#ItsUpToMe is our ongoing journey towards betterment and inclusion. It is at the heart and the core of all that we do at IDP. 

Through this program, let’s equip each other with the right information and tools to make not just our work place an even more amazing one but the world a better place. 

Through this program, we will be covering topics regularly every month. 

We’re all in this journey together, 

The IDP People Experience Team 


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