Listening to our people
Developing our approach to inclusion and belonging is one of the key pillars of our sustainability strategy.
In 2021, with the support of Wondrous, we undertook a series of global workshops to understand the experience of working within the Group as a diverse employee. This provided a clearer understanding of what more we can do as a business to ensure that everyone can feel like they belong within the Group. The findings of the workshops have formed the basis of a coordinated workstream to develop the Group’s approach to inclusion and belonging during 2022.
Board Diversity Policy
The Board is committed to further promoting diversity and inclusiveness of all kinds throughout the Group, regardless of geography, nationality, country of origin or cultural background. The Board agrees that diversity, which should be construed in its broadest sense and includes gender and ethnic diversity, is an important factor in Board effectiveness.
The Group is a supportive participant of the Hampton-Alexander Review and is committed to maintaining a diverse Board and Executive Committee composition and will continue to focus on improving diversity and inclusion within the senior management population and throughout the Group.
Diversity in STEM
International Women in Engineering Day
International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It celebrates the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Spectris are sponsors of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) annual conference –
Women's Engineering Society
Malvern Panalytical are members of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and took part in the Lottie Tour. WES Lottie Tour is an annual campaign that takes 'Lottie' to many different locations accompanying lots of different engineering friends who show Lottie the work they do in engineering and related careers. WES Lottie Tour has a number of audiences - its primary aim is for Lottie to inspire and encourage young girls (and boys) to think of careers in engineering and STEM subjects to be open to everyone.