Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Equans

Creating a culture which values difference and delivers fairness for all.
James Graham, CEO of Equans UK Digital & Energy Services division

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Attracting and retaining diverse talent is key to creating a high performing culture… Getting this right will enhance our business, strengthen our performance, and enable us to achieve our strategic goals. Driving inclusion not only is the right thing to do but also makes complete business sense.
James Graham Divisional CEO, Equans UK & Ireland. Executive Sponsor of DE&I.
Strategy & Vision
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Our DE&I vision is to enable a culture which values difference and delivers fairness for all. We aim to achieve our vision through the delivery of a strategy called ‘Be Yourself’, which is structured around six strategic pillars.
Shahid Bashir Head of DE&I, Equans UK & Ireland
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Employee Networks
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Helping to support Equans employees by ensuring that everyone has the access they need to excel and grow through reducing barriers in the workplace. The Network raises awareness of different disabilities to remove stigmas and collaborates across the business including with Senior Management, inspirational internal & external speakers and our recruitment teams.

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The Network aims to champion an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals at Equans. Encompass works with Stonewall as part of the Diversity Champion programme along with other UK charities to provide educational resources for all aspects of the community and allies, as well as creating a safe space within the business that promotes a culture of bringing your whole self to work.

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The Respecting, Inspiring and Supporting Ethnic minorities (RISE) network aims to provide a forum to raise awareness and address issues affecting colleagues from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds. The network highlights improvements to the employee experience working in conjunction with the Senior Management Team and encourages the personal & professional development of network members.

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Veterans & Reservists

The Veterans and Reservists (VaR) network brings together veterans, reservists, and allies to address the needs and interests of the VaR community. It is dedicated to supporting VaR colleagues in reaching their full potential within Equans, as well as our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Women Together

The Women Together Network was established to promote and celebrate inclusive behaviour in the organisation whilst driving positive change. The network meets regularly welcoming all genders in discussions with an objective to promote awareness of challenges that our female colleagues may need to overcome, encouraging diversity and enhancing careers.

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Working Parents

This network aims to facilitate making Equans an employer of choice for working parents by offering a voice for parents working within the business. Members include employees who are currently parenting, hoping to become a parent, have responsibility of caring for children or who are simply an ally wanting to better inform their work within Equans.

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Young Professionals

Equans’ Young Professionals Network (YPN) aims to create opportunities for like-minded, ambitious, Equans leaders of the future by sharing ideas and networking. Collectively the network drives innovation, knowledge transfer and empowerment through collaborative workshops and events.

Responsible Business

As an industry leader, Equans takes all aspects of Responsible Business (RB) seriously.

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Every day we provide real solutions that support individuals, organisations and whole communities to embrace a greener, more efficient and connected world.

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