1 October 2020
Anchor Hanover awarded ‘Bronze Status’ by Inclusive Employers
Anchor Hanover is very proud to have been awarded ‘Bronze Status’ in the Inclusive Employers Standard.
We are a member of Inclusive Employers, which supports and assesses organisations on inclusion journey, and accredits those meeting the Inclusive Employers Standard.
To achieve such a recognition reflects Anchor Hanover’s firm commitment to inclusion in the workplace.
Anchor Hanover has an active strategy that celebrates diversity and inclusion. It works with residents and colleagues to ensure inclusion is part of their everyday approach.
Last year, Ruth Petzold was appointed as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager to ensure a permanent, strategic focus on the issue.
Ruth Petzold said:
We are delighted that we have been awarded the Bronze Standard for 2020. It recognises that, while we still have work to do, we are firmly committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion. We believe strongly that making sure diverse voices are heard will help us meet the needs of current and future residents.
Richard McKenna, MD of Inclusive Employers, organisers of the Inclusive Employers Standard said:
Once again, the commitment to inclusion of the participants of the Inclusive Employers Standard is shining through. We can see they have been working in a strategic and innovative way to truly embed inclusion into their organisational culture. Their success in the Inclusive Employers Standard is a huge credit to the many people in their business making inclusion an everyday reality.
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Ruth Petzold talks National Inclusion Week
Ruth Petzold, Anchor Hanover's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, talks about National Inclusion Week 2019 and what is means for our organisation.