Company achieves globally recognized award for ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity
TARMAC have been awarded the Clear Assured Silver Standard in recognition of their ongoing dedication to inclusion and diversity.
The Clear Assured Standard, from assessment body the Clear Company, is a globally recognized accreditation which is awarded to businesses that can demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity (I&D) measures which are reflected across both company policies and culture.
Marking a step up from the Bronze Standard that Tarmac achieved last year, the improved silver accreditation was secured thanks to significant ongoing efforts to improve the company’s I&D practices and ensure that these have been embedded day-to-day across the business.
Accreditation is achieved by completing set tasks, all of which are designed to challenge and enhance inclusion culture. Among the key initiatives highlighted by the Clear Company as part of the award were the launch of Tarmac’s REACH (religion, ethnic and cultural heritage) employee community, completion of neurodiversity awareness training, and the company’s work to create internships with the Social Mobility Foundation.
Louise Houston, head of inclusion and diversity at Tarmac, said: ‘Embedding I&D into our business has been key to achieving the Silver Standard from Clear Assured and this has been a significant team effort right across our business.
‘We would not have been able to make the progress we have without outstanding leadership and a commitment to implementing initiatives which enhance our support for employees at all stages of their careers. We know that we still have a way to go, but we’re very proud of the foundations we’ve set in place.’
Anna Mäkinen, head of Clear Assured, added: ‘By achieving Silver Standard at Clear Assured, Tarmac have expanded workplace diversity and embedded I&D throughout the employee experience through measures such as ensuring benefit packages are inclusive and accessible, and incorporating flexible work arrangements where possible to improve inclusion, growth, and trust.
‘With this in mind, Tarmac are aiming to set new goals and move towards making greater impact both internally and externally, and we are delighted to continue assisting them in achieving their vision and mission.’