At St. Modwen we recognise the importance of respecting each other’s differences and ensuring that people are valued and treated equally.
The case for diversity and inclusion education is indisputable; we want to prevent discrimination and welcome acceptance, understanding that we can all benefit from people with different skills, backgrounds, experiences and attitudes. In business, it has been proven that there is a correlation between diverse workforces and organisational performance – relating to bottom line, productivity, engagement and much more.
Our diversity and inclusion strategy calls on us to create a culture that is inspiring and inclusive, and where difference is valued. That’s why we were delighted to see our latest cohort of St. Modwen employees come through our diversity and inclusion awareness training last week. Earlier this year, we committed to deliver this fundamental training to every colleague in our business and we’re happy to be halfway through this journey, having seen over 250 individuals take part to date.
These sessions educate colleagues on what diversity and inclusion means; the impact of unconscious bias; inclusive leadership; and how to make changes at individual, team and organisational levels.
The training forms just one part of our wider diversity and inclusion agenda. Our volunteer D&I working group helps steer our strategy and is busy preparing a calendar of activities for the next 12 months, including training sessions, workshops, awareness days, networking events and further development of our own internal networks. We want everyone at St. Modwen to be able to bring their whole selves to work and to realise their full potential.
To find out more about working with St. Modwen, visit www.stmodwen.co.uk/careers