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Colas retain Investors in People Gold status

Colas

Company achieves 10 years among top 17% of organizations to have attained Gold accreditation

COLAS have retained Investors in People Gold status, an award they have now held for almost 10 years. Colas first achieved accreditation from Investors in People in 2002 and were awarded Gold status in 2012, placing them in the top 17% of organizations that have achieved the Gold accreditation.

Having accredited more than 50,000 organizations worldwide over 30 years, the Investors in People standard is recognized in 75 countries around the world, making it the global benchmark with regard people management. The standard measures organizations against a framework that assesses leading, improving and supporting people.

Having conducted their latest independent assessment of Colas, Investors in People concluded: ‘This assessment has found a business ambitious for the future, clear about its strategic objectives and working hard to align capability and capacity and evolve the culture necessary for success.’

Congratulating the company on its award, Paul Devoy, chief executive officer of Investors in People, said: ‘Gold accreditation is a fantastic achievement for any organization and places Colas in fine company with a host of organizations that understand the value of people.’

Donna Hitchcock, executive director at Colas, said: ‘Retaining our Investors in People Gold status is extremely important to us. We place great value on our people and recognize that they are key in our future ambitions.

‘Having Investors in People highlight this in their assessment and support us with achieving our future goals is very valuable to us. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Investors in People over the next three years on the next phase of future development against the framework.’

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