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Motts launches diversity and equality goals

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Consultant Mott Macdonald has launched a set of goals to help improve equality, diversity and inclusion across all levels of the business.

The goals are part of a 2017/2018 action plan and have been based on analysis of employee metrics and wider demographic trends, combined with feedback from employee engagement surveys and focus groups.

The results will be used to monitor representation of candidates and staff by gender, gender identity, race, disability and sexual orientation.

The approach is being targeted at all levels from apprentice, graduate, management to leadership levels, in what the company said were its key action areas – attract and recruit, retain and engage and develop and progress.

Mott MacDonald managing director for the UK and Europe James Harris said: “An inclusive workplace is key to our collaborative culture and to meeting the needs of our clients, suppliers and customers. By committing to measurable goals, we’re demonstrating our ambition to drive diversity as being central to how we do business.

“We are determined to attract and engage the best people, with meritocracy recognising a true diversity of talent.”

Stonewall executive director of business development Darren Towers praised the roll out of the new aims, saying setting clear goals for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) representation would help to identify where more work needed to be done.

Towers said: “It helps attract and retain LGBT staff and, if they’re not, address why this might be. It’s great to see Mott MacDonald make this a priority, which will no doubt help both its current and future LGBT employees feel more confident, satisfied and valued at work.”

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