we can provide greater value to our customers through greater inclusion and diversity in our workforce
Leading public service provider Amey has partnered with the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) in an effort to tackle the challenges facing disabled people in the workplace, a spokesperson announced today.
The new partnership is the latest in a string of diversity and inclusion initiatives embarked on by Amey over the last 12 months, including achieving Leaders in Diversity accreditation and kickstarting a partnership with the disability charity Scope. Elsewhere, Amey has been awarded Investors in People Gold accreditation and signed the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport Charter for Diversity & Inclusion.
Since 2011, RIDI has focused on breaking down the barriers disabled people face in the recruitment process through its work with recruiters and employers across the UK. Its annual awards celebrate progress and recognise the success of organisations that are making headway in increasing the inclusion of disabled professionals.
Commenting on why Amey has chosen to be a ‘Silver Partner’ of RIDI, James Haluch, MD for Amey's Highways business and Chair of the company's inclusion steering group, said: “Our mission is to help to create better places for people to live, work and travel and we are constantly striving to ensure that our workforce truly reflects the diverse communities that we serve.
“We believe that by bringing together different people with different perspectives, work experiences, backgrounds and abilities, we are able to become more connected, innovative and more effective. Ultimately, we can provide greater value to our customers through greater inclusion and diversity in our workforce and disabled talent is an area which must not be overlooked.”
Kate Headley, spokeperson for RIDI, added: “There is a distinct appetite from companies and recruiters alike to become more inclusive and improve the prospects of disabled jobseekers. Amey is clearly one of the growing number of organisations that is leading the way in diversity inclusion, and it is a pleasure to work with the team as we approach the 2018 RIDI Awards.”
This year’s RIDI Awards will be held on the 15th of March in central London.
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Key facts about Amey
Amey, with a turnover of £2.2bn, employs 19,000 people internationally with a focus on the UK, but with businesses in Australia and America.
Our aim is to make the world a better place to live, work and travel. Designing, building, maintaining and investing in the UK’s services and infrastructure in partnership with our clients.
This means keeping core services running smoothly across the country: utilities, transport, engineering, justice, defence, environmental and waste services, and facilities management. These are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer standalone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.
Amey is owned by Ferrovial. They are one of the world’s leading infrastructure management and investment companies. Ferrovial has more than 96,000 employees and a presence in over 15 countries. It is a member of Spain’s blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good. Ferrovial’s activities focus on four business sectors: construction, airports, toll roads and services. Amey is part of the Services division.
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