Carillion has been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015, in recognition of leading the way in gender equality in the workplace.
This major achievement was announced today, with the list published in partnership with Opportunity Now, the workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community (BITC) during BITC’s Responsible Business Week.
Kathryn Nawrockyi, Opportunity Now Director, Business in the Community said: “Congratulations to Carillion on being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015. They have recognised that putting inclusive behaviours at the core of they do and making gender equality a business priority not only benefits the women they employ, but also the organisation as a whole and clients, customers and communities they serve, Their dedication and commitment to driving change should educate and inspire other employers to make a difference whatever their size or sector.”
Richard Howson, Carillion Chief Executive said: “I am delighted that Carillion has achieved this recognition of the work we are doing to make our company a welcoming and inclusive place for our people. We appreciate the benefits of diversified teams and the strength they bring and we will continue to make this a business priority.”
The ranking, which is free for any employer with a UK presence to enter, involves a comprehensive submission process, which is managed by Opportunity Now. All organisations with the Top 50 have demonstrated that gender equality is a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to progressing women in the workplace that covers their entire organisation, not just isolated areas.
Organisations submit detailed information on their internal processes, as well as external activity that promotes gender equality, diversity and inclusion and create opportunities for women in a wider context. Each entry is stringently marked against a framework of best practice and assessed anonymously by a team of gender diversity experts within Opportunity Now.