As part of that journey, we recognise the importance of engaging relevant organisations who can help us as well as receiving feedback and tracking progress on the actions we are taking.
As part of Cala's commitment to creating an inclusive business that gives every individual the opportunity to thrive, we have engaged with the LGBTQ+ rights organisation Stonewall to participate in its UK Workplace Equality Index.
The index is a tool that allows employers to assess progress and achievements on LGTBQ+ equality. It focuses on the following categories.
The Social Mobility Foundation is a charitable organisation which seeks to improve social mobility for young people in the UK. The Social Mobility Index assesses organisation's progress on social mobility with an overall aim to encourage organisations to share initiatives and progress in inclusive practice. One of the core components of the index is bench-marking employers across the UK to ensure openness to accessing and progressing talent from all backgrounds.
Cala is a Disability Confident employer, and as a Level 1 signatory, we have committed to:
We are committed to supporting women in our industry and have signed a Platinum Membership with Women into Construction to help us do this. WIC supports more women into roles in our industry by providing recruitment, development and employability training for females across the country. Our membership provides with a host of resources, recruitment support, training and engagement opportunities to help us reach more women. With access to this, on top of industry specific data and news, we can broaden access to opportunities at Cala.
Business in the Community is a business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. BITC work with organisations across the UK to improve employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. The Race at Work Charter forms part of this, taking practical action to ensure we are tackling barriers that ethnic minority people face, and that organisations are representative of communities, customers and British society today.
Cala has signed the Race at Work Charter which involves seven commitments:
Cala has signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment, which involves committing to six standards, which involve a series of actions to support and improve the wellbeing of our staff: