Mitie’s approach to diversity and inclusion has been praised, with the company named on the list of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers. Mitie was the only facilities management company to receive the accolade at a ceremony at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.
Mitie came in at number 17 on the list, which was topped by community wellbeing service Touchstone. The company was recognised for its work promoting diversity across disability, gender, age, LGBT and race, working at a high level to create an inclusive and diverse workforce.
The three key areas Mitie has focused on are recruitment, training and initiatives to promote and encourage diversity. Mitie has five diversity networks championing different aspects of diversity and which have been welcomed by employees who appreciate the company values diversity.
Jo Davis, Group Director of HR, Mitie, said:
“We are thrilled to be recognised for the important work we do to make sure that all our people feel valued and included at Mitie. We strive to create a culture where people feel valued for who they are and can work free of discrimination, inequality or harassment.
“At Mitie, our diversity is a major part of who we are. We have different skills, insights, styles, expertise and experiences. As a company, our diversity makes us stronger.”
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Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. It offers a range of specialist services including Catering, Care and Custody Support Services, Cleaning and Environmental Services, Engineering Services, Professional Services, and Security.
Mitie employs 55,000 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. It takes care of its customers’ people and buildings, by delivering the basics brilliantly and by deploying advanced technology. It is pioneering the Connected Workspace, using smart analytics to provide valuable insight and deliver efficiencies to create outstanding work environments for customers.