Travis Perkins plc's Pledge to Disability Inclusion
The large bias to Environmental, Social and Governance (#esg) news is in the #environmental category, this being -- for many companies -- not only where they feel they may have most impact but also where it’s easier to story-tell, grab the headlines with commitments, and show impact.
It’s thus a pleasure to highlight news out this week from British builders' merchant and home improvement retailer Travis Perkins plc. The company has announced a new pledge for disability #inclusion after joining The Valuable 500 last year.
The commitments include:-
- partnering with the Business Disability Forum to support Travis Perkins’ employees becoming more “#disability confident” so they have the skills and knowledge to be more inclusive of people with disabilities
- establishing a “staff ability network” to give those with #disabilities a stronger voice in shaping an inclusive working environment
- engendering a #culture which supports this way of being and working.
These actions reflect the company’s aims to help build a fully #inclusive workplace for the Travis Perkins’ 20,000 employees.
The Valuable 500 is a business to business initiative catalysing the influence of large private sector corporations (1000+ employees) in national and international markets.
By joining The Valuable 500, companies agree to table disability onto the board agenda; make one (hopefully bold) firm commitment to action; and share their commitment to The Valuable 500 internally and externally, communicating as widely as possible about the pledge, to create momentum.
Here's to those firms who are committed to The Valuable 500, creating that forward momentum, and challenging the status quo.
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