Welsh Water joins the community of businesses committed to disability inclusion
12 January 2021
- Welsh Water joins the Work With Me community, committed to thinking and acting differently about disability at work.
- Those living with a disability are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to able-bodied people.
- The company is one of only twenty companies in Wales to have achieved Disability Confident Leader status.
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, the only not-for-profit water and sewerage company in the UK, is the latest in a line of forward-thinking companies to join the Work With Me community.
Work With Me is a joint initiative from Scope and Virgin Media aiming to grow a community of businesses committed to thinking and acting differently about disability.
Research suggests that those living with a disability are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to able-bodied people while insight from Work With Me has found that a quarter of businesses state they have never interviewed a disabled candidate for a job.
As one of only twenty companies in Wales to have achieved Disability Confident Leader status, Welsh Water promotes equality, diversity, and inclusivity at work through its internal ‘Be Yourself’ campaign which encourages all employees to champion a culture of mutual respect.
The company is now the latest to join the Work With Me initiative alongside businesses including Virgin Media, Ford, Deloitte, Elsevier, and JCB, all committed to disability inclusion in the workplace.
Peter Perry. Chief Executive of Welsh Water, said: “We are committed to building the most inclusive environment possible at Welsh Water, so that everyone is able to do their job, to earn the trust of our customers in all that we do, while being themselves in the workplace. Joining the Work With Me community is an important step in changing the way we recruit and retain the best talent possible.
“We have made encouraging progress in building this environment, but we know that the water industry still has a long way to go in making our workplaces attractive and accessible for disabled people to thrive.”
In joining the Work With Me community, Welsh Water will benefit from opportunities to learn from other businesses and share experiences as well as access to disability employment resources, news, and information.
To browse the list of vacancies currently available at Welsh Water, visit jobs.dwrcymru.com.