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Travis Perkins makes formal commitment to disability inclusion

Travis Perkins has announced a new commitment to disability inclusion after joining The Valuable 500 last year. Part of the group’s wider equality, diversity and inclusion… View Article

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Travis Perkins makes formal commitment to disability inclusion

Travis Perkins has announced a new commitment to disability inclusion after joining The Valuable 500 last year.

Part of the group’s wider equality, diversity and inclusion agenda, the commitment has been developed to help build a fully inclusive workplace for the 20,000 Travis Perkins employees.

Elements will include building a partnership with the Business Disability Forum to help the business become “disability confident”, establishing an staff ability network to give those with disabilities a stronger voice in shaping an inclusive working environment, and working across the business to develop a consistent process for making adjustments for staff with disabilities.

James Mackenzie, managing director of Travis Perkins’ Toolstation business, said: “We acknowledge that creating a more inclusive environment which celebrates and nurtures diversity will be crucial to our future success as a business and as an industry. Signing up to The Valuable 500 initiative was an important first step for us in articulating our aspirations and putting disability on our leadership agenda.

“Today’s formal commitment will help us realise our ambition through some practical steps, so we continue to change mindsets and make our business fully accessible to colleagues with disabilities, both seen and unseen, over time.”

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