MRI Strengthens Commitment to DE&I

MRI Software has launched a new workplace strategy to encourage more diverse perspectives and experiences after Patrick Ghilani joined over 2,000 other CEOs by pledging his support for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative. Billed as the “largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace”, CEO Action for Diversity &…


New Social Impact Fund to Champion D&I in UK’s Real Estate Sector

Landsec has launched £20 million social impact fund, Landsec Futures, which aims to catalyse the adoption of more equitable recruitment practices in UK’s real estate industry by enhancing social mobility and delivering £200 million of social value before 2030. As a significant employer of multiple occupations, the sector contributes £94 billion to the United Kingdom…


Fulfilling “Our Social Promise”

Data from Compass Group’s first ethnicity pay gap report for the UK shows a higher representation of ethnic minorities working in locations and roles with higher wages than the national average. The report, which looked at gender and ethnic minority pay, calculated a ‘median pay gap’ of -7.9% which has continued to reduce from 16.6%…


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…


Embracing Gender Equity in the Workplace

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Lucy Dixon, product manager for CHAS’ Fairness, Inclusion & Respect assessment, explains the difference between equity and equality, and what businesses can do to make workplaces more welcoming of women. Equity is sometimes confused with equality, but the two concepts are distinctly different. Whilst equality focuses on treating…


Championing a Diverse Workforce

On the eve of International Women’s Day 2023, Sarah Dixon, Enterprise Sales & Commercial Director UK&I at Johnson Controls, comments on her experience as the only woman in a male dominated team.  This year’s International Women’s Day theme of #EmbracingEquity reminds us how we need to champion a diverse workforce, but also highlights the positive changes that have been made so…


EMCOR Progresses to Level 2 of UK Government Disability Scheme

EMCOR UK’s disability inclusion policies now satisfy requirements stipulated for ‘Disability Confident’ employers, the second level of the UK government’s Disability Confident scheme. The scheme was introduced by the government to help employers recruit and retain great people, and to: challenge attitudes and increase understanding of disability draw from the widest possible pool of talent secure…


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,…

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What Women in Construction Really Want

Sophie Morris, Head of Customer Success at construction tech company Buildots, says International Women’s Day provides a timely reminder of the continuing need to address gender imbalance within the UK’s construction sector. A civil engineer with UK and international construction site management experience, Sophie Morris works for Buildots, an award-winning construction tech startup and developer…

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