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EMCOR Named as Disability Confident Employer

EMCOR Named as Disability Confident Employer
28 September 2022
 

EMCOR UK has achieved “employer” status through the government’s Disability Confident scheme.

The scheme has three defined levels, and Disability Confident Employer is the second of these levels and requires commitment from a senior director and a full internal assessment.

 

How Can FM Companies Support Employees With Disabilities Better?

 

More than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population, live with some form of disability.  Those working in the facilities management sector can have a huge influence on promoting disability inclusion throughout many industries, due to their contact with a wide range of stakeholders in a single organisation. For this reason, FMs can use their influence to be visible and vocal allies to people with disabilities.

As a facilities services business, EMCOR UK has made improvements to ensure the organisation is more inclusive for current and future employees.

One is these is the creation of EMCOR UK’s Ability Focus Group, part of its Creating Balance Programme. The group conducted a gap analysis and worked with external auditors to ensure EMCOR UK is meeting appropriate standards.

The company, who employs over 4,000 people, has also deployed the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service and collaborated with supply chain partners, customers and industry experts to share best practice.

Mark Treeby, Account Director for EMCOR UK and a member of its Ability Focus Group, said: “We have worked hard to ensure that EMCOR UK meets the standards required to become a Disability Confident Employer. We reviewed all our people-related policies and processes to ensure that we attract, support and retain employees that may have a disability.”

“We are proud to become a Disability Confident Employer but our work does not stop here as we are now working toward becoming a Disability Confident Leader.”

Picture: a graphic showing several people in conversation, some who have visible disabilities. One person is using a wheelchair, and another has an assistance dog. Image Credit: Disability Confident scheme.

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 28 September 2022

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