Southampton Football Club can confirm it has signed up to the FA’s Leadership Diversity Code (FLDC).
At its launch in October 2020, the club felt it needed more time to understand how the revised Premier League Equality Standard and the FLDC would complement each other before considering revising our recruitment targets and already established processes.
Post the introduction of the Premier League Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard in 2021, the club now feels it better understands the shared objectives of this Standard and the FLDC, enabling us to formally sign up to the FLDC.
Whilst we are committed to the FLDC, the club maintains that it could go further. With the club’s existing recruitment targets encompassing all roles, as opposed leadership and team operations roles only, and also extending beyond race and gender, we look forward to engaging with the FA on this topic to broaden the targets for all clubs.