5th January 2021
In its second year, Civica has placed 73rd in the Financial Times Diversity Leaders ranking. This is an increase of nearly 400 places since the inaugural report, and ranking 10th overall in the IT, Internet, Software and Services sector.
Civica continually reviews its processes and ways of working to make sure diversity and inclusion (D&I) is embedded throughout the Group. Office facilities are being designed with accessibility and inclusion in mind, from hearing loops, rising desks to gender neutral toilets. Civica’s people team are currently designing mandatory training on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including raising awareness of microaggressions.
Andrea Rowe, D&I Lead at Civica, commented:
I’m delighted that we’ve been recognised as a Diversity Leader once again, especially with such an improved score for our diversity and inclusion.
We have such strong support for our D&I agenda right across the business, with our own people becoming D&I leaders in their own right. We all have a responsibility for inclusion and fostering a culture of belonging; our passion for it means we can keep innovating to make Civica an even better place to work.
Wayne Story, Civica CEO and Diversity Sponsor, added:
Across Civica, we’re all very proud to be acknowledged with this tremendous achievement that reflects all the efforts we’ve made this year. Our goal is for everybody at Civica to feel included and that they belong.
The best ideas and innovations come from diverse, supported teams, and we value the range of perspectives our people have to offer. It’s that diversity and our open, supportive culture that helps us deliver the software for public services that citizens worldwide use day-to-day.
The FT and research partner Statista assessed 850 employers across 16 European countries, from a survey of more than 100,000 employees from 15,000 companies. Participants were asked for their perception of companies’ inclusiveness or efforts to promote aspects of diversity. Out of the 15,000, the 850 employers with the highest scores then made the ranking.
You can read the full report here.