Company commits to CIHT initiative to improve diversity and inclusion culture in the sector
EUROVIA UK have signed up to the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation’s Diversity & Inclusion Charter, demonstrating the company’s commitment to the CIHT initiative which aims to continue to make and strengthen the case for diversity and inclusion.
The CIHT launched the Charter on National Women in Engineering Day earlier this year, to help embed a change in culture in the highways and transportation industry.
As a signatory to the Charter, Eurovia believe that a commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential and makes business sense, as it helps to attract and retain the best talent, and allows the company to understand and meet clients’ needs more effectively and so provide a better quality service.
In accordance with the Charter, Eurovia will strive to:
- Achieve best practice in their recruitment, retention and career progression practices
- Support the development of good diversity and inclusion practice by collecting and sharing examples of practical activities that contribute to progress with the CIHT and other signatories
- Assign responsibility for meeting Charter commitments to a named, senior-level individual
- Work together to develop and adopt future protocols and practice that support the implementation of the aims of the Charter
- Recognize, respect, capitalize and celebrate contributions from different people to strengthen team performance
- Display the CIHT diversity and inclusion logo to publicly demonstrate commitment to this agenda.
The CIHT launched Routes to Diversity and Inclusion in October 2015. As the first toolkit designed specifically for and with the highways and transportation sector, it is seen as the first step towards improving the diversity and inclusion culture in the sector to help employers recruit, retain and develop a diverse workforce, and to enable the industry to reap the proven business benefits of workplace diversity.