Highways England unveils toolkit to promote diversity in the industry

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Highways England is working with industry to promote fairness, inclusion and respect (FIR) through the release of an online FIR toolkit, funded by Construction Industry Training Board.

Launched by CECA, the Supply School, Highways England and a host of other industry partners the toolkit was revealed at an event today, attended by 30 operational leaders. The event was aimed at educating the industry on how to improve diversity in the workplace. As the first in a series of workshops, industry will learn how to implement measures within their organisations.

David Poole, Commercial and Procurement director at Highways England, said: “There is evidence that our sector needs to attract from a wider talent pool and create working cultures that are conducive to leveraging the performance advantage that diversity can bring.

“As a sector we must change in order to deliver and innovate. That’s why Highways England has supported the development of the FIR resources and is actively encouraging all of our supply chain to use them.”

The next event is being hosted by GRAHAM Construction on 1 December in Chelmsford, Essex.

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