diversity and inclusion


Mitie Recognised for Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Mitie has been awarded Silver Status by evidence-based accreditation tool, Inclusive Employers Standard. To receive the accreditation, organisations must demonstrate how they are delivering against six pillars of inclusion and diversity: Engage, Equip, Empower, Embed, Evaluate and Evolve. Having been measured across all six pillars, Mitie achieved the ‘Silver Status’ at its first submission. The…


Celebrating Different Minds

During Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Bianca Angelico, director and chief DayMaker at guest services provider On Verve, comments on the benefits of neurodiverse workforces. Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023 This week marks the 2023 Neurodiversity Celebration Week, the worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived…


Women in Serco: Leading with Purpose

Serco Middle East CEO Phil Malem has led a lively discussion of the company’s empowerment of female employees at the Women’s Pavilion in Expo City, Duba in advance of International Women’s Day. Women in Serco: Leading with Purpose, was attended by 100 employees and was organised in collaboration with SercoInspire, the company’s internal global platform,…


Recognition for Sodexo Brazilian “Fairy Godmother” Female Safe Spaces Scheme

Sodexo has been awarded a Gender Equality for European & International Standard (GEEIS) SDG Trophy for an initiative that creates safe spaces to support female employees who are victims of domestic abuse in Brazil. Under the scheme, specially trained volunteer employees who are known as “fairies” provide psychological and legal support to their female colleagues.…


A “Top 50 Inclusive UK Employer”

Mitie has been ranked 17th in the list of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, marking the fifth year it has been recognised by Inclusive Companies, the organisation which compiles the list. Mitie is the only facilities management company on the list, with its inclusion reflecting its significant investment in equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives such as…


Celebrating Native, Indigenous and Aboriginal Cultures

With November designated as National Native American Heritage Month, Aramark employees are recognising the historical and cultural diversity of Indigenous and Aboriginal communities around the world. To help build and leverage a vibrant workplace inclusive of Indigenous people and to create impactful change throughout the organization and beyond, company employees launched the RISING SUN employee…


Bidvest Noonan Receives Inaugural ISIA Diversity and Inclusion in Security Award

Bidvest Noonan has been named as the inaugural winner of the Diversity & Inclusion in Security award at the annual Irish Security Industry Association Awards. The new award recognises companies in the private security industry that excel in creating an inclusive culture that encourages diversity in the workplace.    The win comes at a time…


Celebrating Hispanic Culture

Aramark’s entire U.S. workforce joined Hispanic colleagues in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) in the United States from 15th September to 15th October. Leading festivities was the company’s Impacto employee resource group (ERG), which hosted events to educate fellow team members about the valued contribution of the Hispanic community to the country’s development. Founded…

construction industry

Diversity and Inclusivity Essential to Closing UK Construction Skills Gap

Thirty-six per cent of construction companies recently surveyed by UK recruitment firm and job board Monster are experiencing difficulty in recruiting.  More positively, 23% of construction businesses have diversity and inclusion programmes specifically for neurodivergent staff. These findings are contained in t he first part of Monster’s multipart “Future of Work” survey released in April…


Supporting London Pride and its Biggest Ever Cleanup Operation

Veolia proudly marched in this year’s Pride in London parade, with an electric collection vehicle in vivid rainbow colours taking centre stage alongside colleagues and allies to support its diverse workforce and the LGBTQ+ communities the company serves. Veolia’s fully electric street cleansing fleet operating in the West End and dedicated team ensured a swift,…


International Women in Engineering Day 2022: My Career in Engineering

On International Women in Engineering Day, Rocio Roldan Aguayo, CEng MIChemE and Veolia Process Engineer, discusses her route into the profession with FM Magazine. Why/what made you choose a career in engineering? At high school, I was good at STEM subjects and so it made sense to study a related degree. When thinking about what…

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