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Diversity and inclusion

When it comes to people, our objective is very clear: we want to recruit, retain and develop the very best, and that means getting the right mix of people too.

At Mitie, we’re committed to the concept that diversity of skills and thinking, as well as diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, or any other aspect of diversity, will set us apart from our competitors. After all, we can only give clients the best service if we have the very best people on the case; and that means people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds.

So how do we make sure this thinking is embedded in our business?

Back in 2010, we set up a Diversity Steering Group, a team of senior managers from across the business, chaired by an independent expert Anne Watts CBE. They regularly undertake external benchmarking exercises to reflect best practice in the diversity and inclusion agenda, and review our policies to ensure we’re fulfilling our aspirations.

We also have a team of Diversity Champions across the business who are accountable for delivering business-specific diversity initiatives at every level of the organisation and have all completed the ILM level 4 qualification in Equality and Diversity.

It seems to be working too. We’ve been included in the Times top 50 places for women to work five years in a row, we’ve won awards for supply chain diversity and widening the talent pool, and our scores are sky high in diversity and sustainability benchmarking exercises. 


If you would like to know more about Mitie's approach to equality, diversity and inclusion, get in touch.

Diversity awards

Our efforts are definitely paying off, check out all the awards we've recently won.
See our diversity awards >

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Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group

Our Diversity Steering Group is a team of senior managers from across the business, chaired by an independent expert that regularly benchmarks and reviews our diversity programme and policies to ensure we’re fulfilling our aspirations.
View the Group's terms of reference >

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