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Sodexo’s Starting Fresh programme wins Social Impact & Diversity award

Sodexo’s Starting Fresh programme which aims to encourage UK businesses to recruit people with convictions has been recognised at the 2024 Footprint Awards for sustainability excellence, winning the Social Impact and Diversity award. Sodexo launched its Starting Fresh initiative in ...

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Pareto FM joins enei

Pareto FM has become a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei), reinforcing its commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace, which align with its core values and strategic objectives. As a member of ...

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Where are the women?

Emma Thornton, Marketing Manager at FM Recruitment Experts – 300 North asks, is the underrepresentation of women in FM down to poor communication? Women make up around 21 per cent of the FM workforce according to an IFMA survey. An ...

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IWFM boosts EDI commitment

Beyond Buzzwords, published by The Young Foundation on 7 March, underlined the economic and social benefits that equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) can bring, while noting substantial barriers to progress. The report confirmed the critical role that professional bodies like ...

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Sodexo awarded platinum accreditation for DEI

Sodexo UK & Ireland’s commitment to DEI is “leading edge” according to inclusion in EDI Maturity Curve, which has awarded the company with Platinum accreditation – making Sodexo the highest scoring organisation within the hospitality, travel and leisure industry – ...

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Is the underrepresentation of women in FM down to poor communication?

By Emma Thornton, Marketing Manager at 300 North Women make up around 21 per cent of the FM workforce according to an IFMA survey. An IWFM survey gives a more charitable estimate for the UK sector, with a 34/66 percentage ...

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Majority of professionals say they experience ‘discriminatory or exclusionary’ workplace behaviour

New research from The Young Foundation, conducted on behalf of 12 professional membership and regulatory bodies, reveals that while equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives are increasingly commonplace, there is growing scepticism among professionals that these are ‘box-ticking’ exercises. The ...

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Diversity survey reveals ongoing challenges for ethnic minorities in built environment sector

The Sustainability Tool, in collaboration with the Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Programme, has unveiled the outcomes of the largest-ever employee diversity survey in the UK, which has become a crucial annual fixture in the built ...

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Pareto’s Andrew Hulbert recognised in Guardian newspaper Global Diversity list

Pareto founder and Vice Chair, Andrew Hulbert, has been recognised in the Global Diversity List 2023 as an ‘Inspirational Role Model’. Considered the “gold standard” for diversity, globally, the biennial Global Diversity List, published in the Guardian newspaper, acknowledges those ...

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BM focuses on team development and diversity in newly created role

Workplace catering company, BM, has appointed Dorrianne Casey to a newly created role focused on learning and development as well as equality, diversity and inclusion. Casey has taken on the role having been with BM since 2019 in an operational support capacity. Her tasks will include overseeing ...

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