This company’s vision for FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) is to create an industry-leading culture with inclusive and inspiring workplaces. They will embed FREDIE principles into all areas of their business which will transform how they work with their people, customers and communities and supply chain.
Galliford Try Highways has been conditionally awarded the Investors in Diversity (IiD) standard by the National Centre for Diversity (NCfD) and are now pressing ahead with their action plan to achieve full Leaders in Diversity (LiD) accreditation by March 2020. The accreditation is awarded by the NCfD which aims to advance fairness for all in the workplace by helping organisations to embed best FREDIE practices.
David Procter, who heads up their FREDIE steering group, said:
“There’s a really strong commitment from our leaders to put our people first. FREDIE is a key part of this. It’s about creating inclusive cultures, inspiring workplaces and diversifying our skills. Moral, legal and financial reasons are sufficient cause to get behind our plans but, more importantly, it’s the right thing to do. Data also shows that more diverse companies are better places to work and more successful. We’re starting from a good position but want to be the leaders.’’
Duncan Elliott, Managing Director of Galliford Try Highways added:
“This approach is hugely important in the context of our overall journey.”
Please see attached, some of their site-oriented initiatives, whereby the GT Highways team have incorporated FREDIE:
- FREDIE calendar to prompt discussion of related topics. This is used at the start of many of our meetings as an opening talking point to make sure FREDIE is always on the agenda
- Value of FREDIE poster that is prominently displayed on all our sites to showcase the benefits of a diverse and equal workplace
- Toolbox talks written by the GT Highways inclusion manager that are presented to the site teams to attempt to promote FREDIE-friendly behaviours.
Monitor report. Galliford Try Infrastructure. Derbyshire. October 2019.