Global Ethics & Diversity

Position of The Holistic Performance Institute

The Holistic Performance Institute is committed to health and happiness in Aotearoa and globally.

Integral to health are:

  • Ecological health and climate sustainability
  • The health and performance of all people
  • The ability to achieve one’s human potential irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender preference, sexual preference, age, or body size

As an organisation based in Aotearoa, we have a commitment to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and ensuring positive outcomes for all New Zealanders and an overriding commitment to equity for all.

In Aotearoa, Māori, and Pacific Island populations suffer disproportionately from cardiometabolic disorders such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes, and are disproportionately represented in obesity statistics. They are also more likely to experience other health effects including communicable diseases and drivers of poor health such as smoking and high rates of alcohol use. This is also seen in black, indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) around the world and other disenfranchised groups are disproprotionately affected by minority stress and resultant physical and mental health effects.

With an international membership, we are committed to furthering the cause of social and healthcare equity for disadvantaged people globally including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC.

The Holistic Performance Institute is positioned well to help people in disadvantaged communities in their pursuit of health through the provision of effective, evidence-based, holistic, and culturally appropriate nutrition and health education.

Holistic Performance aligns strongly with traditional health systems and in Aotearoa, the ‘te whare tapa whā’ model for Māori health as it acknowledges a holistic approach to healthcare including mental health (Taha hinengaro), family health (Taha whānau), physical health (Taha tinana) and spiritual health (Taha Wairua). 

  • The Holistic Performance Institute is a culturally safe educational space and requires all members to also foster a culturally safe and effective coaching and clinical environment and whanau support values.
  • Interactions with all members and clients will be conducted in a manner that respects and acknowledges their individual values and beliefs, and that removes ethnic, cultural, gender, size, and other biases.

Financial hardship and low-income countries

We seek to democratise quality, evidence-based holistic health education. As such, we offer opportunities for people from low- and middle-income nations, and low-income earners in Aotearoa to apply for scholarships to reduce tuition costs. We will also develop scholarships to provide reduced tuition costs to others in disadvantaged communities.

See our Financial Assistance options

Commitment to end slavery

Forced labour, slavery, and indentured servitude are still prevalent in the supply chain for industrial and consumer goods and the services they support. We have a commitment to have a supply chain free-from any products or services produced by slave labour.

Commitment to diversity

BIPOC groups, women, and LGBTQ+ people are afforded fewer opportunities due to overt or implicit bias, whether societally, institutionally, or individually within communities. We commit to offering opportunities to people regardless of racial, ethnic, gender, or age identity.

Commitment to become a zero-waste business

We are committed to sustainability. This commitment will involve reducing all physical, non-recyclable outputs to zero by 2025.