25 Sep 2018
We’re celebrating inclusion and diversity as part of National Inclusion week, which takes place from 24-30 September and is run by the Inclusive Employers membership organisation to which Stagecoach subscribes.
National Inclusion Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the importance of inclusion in the workplace and of the business benefits to having a diverse and representative workforce. This year, the over-arching theme for the week is ‘Everyday Inclusion’.
During National Inclusion Week, information will be provided to staff to remind them of the importance of an open, welcoming and inclusive working environment for all. Local businesses within Stagecoach will also hold drop-in sessions, talks and workshops for staff during the week.
There will be employee breakfast get-togethers in some areas, along with staff activities to share different cultures. Some local teams will work with charities to help gain a further understanding of the needs of different user groups and how they can be assisted.
Stagecoach Group Director of Pensions and Employee Benefits, John Hamilton said: “As an inclusive employer we strive to create a work place that is accepting and welcoming of people from all walks of life.
“Our transport services help drive social inclusion by enabling millions of people from every walk of life to access work, leisure, health and education facilities and also playing a vital role within local communities.
“We’re delighted to be part of National Inclusion Week again this year and will continue working as a team to support each other, and celebrate our differences within a positive, welcoming and progressive working environment.”