Diversity is a central part of our culture and how we work at The NEG and our commitment to diversity and inclusion is in our collective values as a company.
We recognise that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background enriches our work environment for us as a company and for our customers. Such differences help us connect better with people in all communities around the UK. We believe that attracting, developing and retaining a base of employees and contractors that reflects the diversity of our customers is essential to our success. We also believe success hinges on relationships with diverse partners, professional organizations, and suppliers.
As an organisation we are genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion (or ‘D&I’) and understand that the presence of visible diversity does not equate to being diverse and inclusive alone. We believe that a meaningful commitment to D&I requires dual focus on individual behaviours and organisational systems.
Openness to alternative ways of approaching a task or an issue, revisions to work processes, and flexibility are all characteristics of a diverse and inclusive company. These are all embodied in our workplace diversity statement.
Our goal is to attract, develop and retain the best and brightest from all walks of life and backgrounds. This requires a culture of inclusion where all individuals feel respected, are treated fairly and provided work-life balance, with an opportunity to excel in their chosen careers.
To build a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace by building leadership capability and organizational capacity.
This requires all employees and freelance contractors to do their part. Leaders must possess diversity and inclusion competencies to lead and manage an engaged workforce. Others must treat their colleagues with respect by listening to different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts and ideas and embracing a culture of inclusion.
Inclusion – Create an inclusive work environment and promotes colleague engagement through awareness and inclusive leadership.
Accountability – Hold leadership accountable for Diversity & Inclusion goals and objectives.