Times Top 50 Employers for Women

19 Apr 2012

For the second consecutive year, Arup has been listed amongst the top 50 employers leading the way in gender equality in the workplace.

The list and special supplement are produced in partnership with Opportunity Now, the gender campaign from Business in the Community.

Arup’s Chairman for the UK, Middle East and Africa region believes that this significant achievement demonstrates Arup’s dedication to improving opportunities for women across the firm and the wider industry.

“This accolade demonstrates that we are on our way to making our organisation a more inclusive place to work. We take our role as ambassadors for women working in the built environment seriously and we are committed to creating an environment based on fairness, respect and merit for all our employees.”

- Robert Care, Arup Chair, UKMEA

“We believe that our innovation and creativity is enhanced by the diversity of our skills and knowledge and through the inclusivity of our workforce. We, as a firm and as an industry have a long way to go, but awards like these inspire us to keep the momentum going.”

- Alan Belfield, Arup’s Global Diversity Champion

Entrants to the Times Top 50 Employers for Women were asked to provide detailed information on what their organisation does internally as a top employer for women as well as what it does externally to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion and to create opportunities for women in a wider context.

“Any organisation included in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women list has to be commended for its commitment to actively recruiting, retaining and progressing female talent. What stood out as a common attribute for all 2012 Top 50 Employers was a clear focus on integration, innovation and impact.”

“Being included demonstrates a focus on creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that utilises the skills and talent of men and women. It is a clear statement that senior leaders see this as a commercial imperative, not a women’s issue.”

- Helen Wells, director of Opportunity Now

View the full report http://www.bitcdiversity.org.uk/top502012