Keller has been awarded Investors in Diversity status as part of its commitment to promote fairness for everybody in the workplace.
The company has been working closely with the National Centre for Diversity (NCFD), to embed best Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices in the business to make sure everyone has a fair chance of succeeding, whatever their background.
“While this will benefit our staff, it should also have a positive effect on the business,” said Am Ingham, Keller UK’s HR and Training Manager.
“Providing opportunities to our existing workforce and bringing new skills into the business based on merit means that we are able to grow the business to target new sectors and regions and are flexible enough to respond quickly to market conditions.
“Also, having a workforce which reflects the diversity of communities in which we work is extremely important to our business and often means that we share and understand the concerns of residents and the business community local to projects on which we are working. “
Keller’s Investors in Diversity status means that the FREDIE principles of Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement will be embedded within the business and its dealings with clients, suppliers and employees.
Bob Thompson, Keller UK Managing Director, said: "The Investors in Diversity achievement gives a positive message to our stakeholders, both internal and external, particularly our current clients such as Network Rail, the Environment Agency and Highways England, with whom we already share a common commitment to improving FREDIE. It also sends a strong message to our future clients regarding our ethos and expectations."