Inclusion Network strengthens our diversity agenda
With International Women’s Day (IWD) being celebrated worldwide on 8th March, CPI EuroMix has created an Inclusion Network to further advance the diversity and inclusion agenda across its business.
This year’s IWD theme is #EmbraceEquity, with organisers imploring the world to envelope an environment free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. The event coincides with Women in Construction Week (5th-11th March), an annual reminder of the vital role women can play in an industry with a significant gender imbalance.
Specialists in the manufacture of dry mix, colour mortars, CPI EuroMix is a committed advocate of workplace equality, with staff having access to the same career opportunities regardless of their gender, ethnicity, age, disability, socio-economic background or sexual orientation.
Wendy McFarlane, Finance Director, said: “We practice what we preach at CPI EuroMix in terms of being an equal opportunities employer. Across our business, anyone can reach their full potential by being valued for being themselves. But in being a company that refuses to rest on its laurels, we are aware that we can always do more to strengthen our inclusivity message. Hence our creation of an Inclusion Network, a forum to develop and ensure the views of all colleagues are listened to and considered at every level.”
CPI will host two Inclusion Network meetings per year, with Wendy chairing each event. The first meeting, involving a cross-section of CPI employees, will take place on 22nd March. Feedback received through staff engagement informs the sessions. This allows the company to delve deeper into diversity and inclusion and highlight where it is succeeding in this sphere and which areas may need improving.
CPI’s Inclusion Network has four objectives:
- ABLE – representing disability and mental wellbeing
- PRIDE – representing gender identity and sexual orientation
- BALANCE – representing gender equality and working families
- REACH – representing ethnicity.
With staff input being crucial to introducing and supporting inclusion initiatives, CPI is confident of maintaining its reputation as a superb place to work and succeed, whatever an employee’s personal status.
Wendy continued: “Staff wellbeing is essential to our success. This can only be achieved by ensuring everyone feels supported and valued. We are proud of the excellent reputation we’ve earned as a company which puts inclusivity at the heart of its culture. Our Inclusion Network will help proliferate success in this area.”
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