Leading support services and construction company Carillion has today been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality after being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. This is the third year Carillion has secured a place in the list for leading on gender diversity.
The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. The alphabetical and unranked list acknowledges UK employers who are making gender equality a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to creating inclusive workplace cultures and progressing women in the workplace at all levels.
Carillion strives to create a working environment in which women can thrive and through a series of actions including:
- Supporting a better work-life balance through a flexible working policy
- Being the corporate partner for the Your Life Campaign to encourage young people – especially girls – to develop STEM skills
- Extending UK maternity policy to 12 weeks full pay and six weeks half pay for all women
- Enhancing leadership development programmes to focus on the female talent pool
- Introducing unconscious bias training
Carillion Chief Executive, Richard Howson said: “To be recognised for the third year running for our commitment to gender equality is a great achievement. At Carillion we know the benefits a diverse workforce brings to our business and we place huge importance on making the company an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.”
Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Well done to Carillion on being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017 – the process was highly competitive so they should be very proud of their success. Their efforts are increasing understanding of the barriers to equality that women face at work, and I hope other employers will follow their lead.”