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, sets us apart.
After all, we can only give our customers 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 ensure this thinking is embedded in our business?
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. The group regularly carries out external benchmarking exercises to reflect best practice, as well as reviewing our policies to make sure we’re fulfilling our aspirations.
We also have lots of inclusion champions across the business that are accountable for delivering business-specific diversity initiatives at every level of the organisation. All of our champions have completed the ILM level 4 qualification in equality and diversity so they know what they're talking about.
And if that wasn't enough, we now have four inclusion networks that have been set up to raise awareness, actively promote understanding and provide support for Mitie people of all ages, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability. Click on the buttons below to find out more about each network.
Read about Enable - raising awareness and providing support for disability-related topics
Read about Engender - working to engender equality for men and women in Mitie
Read about Kaleidoscope - creating an inclusive environment for people of all ethnicities
Read about Proud to be - inspiring our LGBT people to be themselves
As a result of all of the hard work and effort we put into making Mitie an inclusive place to work, we're delighted to have been included in The Times Top 50 Places for Women to Work for the past five years in a row. We've also been highly praised by Business in the Community in both their equality awards and benchmark survey. And we’ve won awards for supply chain diversity and widening the talent pool.
Our efforts are definitely paying off, check out all the awards we've recently won