Strategically we wish to create and maintain a professional workforce capable of delivering an effective and efficient service.
By making the best use of all the available resources we aim to achieve our strategic and operational priorities. As a company which greatly values its reputation for acting ethically, we are committed to promoting diversity and appreciating the differences that diversity provides.
- We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from differing backgrounds are encouraged to offer fresh ideas and perspectives.
- We aspire to increase motivation and productivity for all our staff by providing career opportunities based on merit and potential.
- We provide a safe, secure and accessible working environment that values the diversity of our employees and future employees.
This approach highlights our commitment to the promotion of a harmonious working environment where dignity at work, equality and diversity are central; where no-one is subjected to discrimination because of their age, colour, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, religious beliefs, socio-economic background, or some other personal characteristic or circumstance.
This approach applies to all our staff and extends to all those with whom a working relationship exists, such as supply chain members.
Willmott Dixon is actively working to:
- Value people and their differences and enable all of our employees to achieve their full potential.
- Eliminate all forms of unfair discrimination (both direct and indirect), prejudice and victimisation.
- Promote equality of opportunity and enhance choice and flexibility for all our people.
- Treat people with dignity and respect, recognising the value of each individual.
In order to continuously embed equality and diversity into our culture:
- Training is provided for managers as part of our well-established management development programme and managers are also required to attend the Group Diversity and Cultural Awareness training.
- All new employees are given a copy of the Dignity at Work Policy as part of their induction and copies are posted on all notice boards.
- Monitoring is carried out regularly with statistical data provided to the Board on a monthly basis.
The current percentage of employees from visible ethnic minority groups is 25% higher than the industry average. The current percentage of women employees is 30% higher than the industry average.