Our commitment to diversity and inclusion
As a business, we are committed to:
- ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
- communicating and promoting vacancies in an accessible way
- anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments
- supporting any existing employee with a disability or long-term health condition
- training managers to understand disability requirements.
We have various initiatives in place that help to build a real sense of community amongst our people.
Health and Wellbeing Champions
Our Health and Wellbeing Champions are committed to helping team members look after their physical and mental health, as well as ensuring they feel supported in the workplace.
They also help us to hold events throughout the year to promote a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness for different health conditions.
Mental Health First Aiders
We have a dedicated group of trained Mental Health First Aiders, who provide confidential support and assistance to anyone experiencing issues affecting their mental wellbeing.
As well as offering a confidential listening ear, they are trained to recommend where to go for additional support if needed.
Culture, Inclusion and Diversity (CID) Champions
Our CID Champions promote a culture of inclusion and diversity across the business and work with our senior leadership team to help the business improve in these areas.
With a focus on under-represented groups, they meet regularly with the aim of:
- enhancing employee engagement
- creating a sense of belonging
- improving the employee experience
- enhancing innovation
- improving leadership skills and abilities.
The ARC Alliance
The ARC Alliance aims to make sure LGBTQ+ employees are always treated with respect and dignity, while also providing them with access to a non-judgemental support service.
It also allows them to influence policies, practises and procedures to ensure they are of an inclusive nature.
Working Parents’ Network
Our Working Parents’ Network was set up to provide a forum for team members across the business to discuss the challenges all working parents face.
This allows them to share experiences, support each other and suggest improvements.
We want our people to feel comfortable talking openly and honestly about the challenges menopause can bring by encouraging them to speak to each other.
Our aim is to transform conversations in the workplace by raising awareness of the impact of menopause and supporting those affected now and in the future.
Sustainability Working Group
The Sustainability Working Group, which is made of people from across the business, meets regularly with the aim of:
- aligning business sustainability strategies
- creating new sustainability initiatives
- ensuring progress towards environmental and sustainability goals
- growing the business to be a resilient and responsible leader within the sector.
Our People’s Council listens to the views of our people, highlights areas of improvement and shares ideas for positive change.
This helps to ensure all voices are heard and working conditions are constantly improving for our people.
We are continuing to build and develop a diverse and inclusive culture with the help of our partners.