We're aiming high when it comes to diversity and inclusion

Mark Naysmith, CEO for UK & MEIA Region, WSP

 IWD 2021

Society and communities are changing. To be our clients' first choice, we know that WSP UK needs to adapt to these changes as well.

Harnessing a workforce that brings diversity of thought, innovation and creativity to the fore, and that's reflective of the communities in which we live and work, is a priority for us.

As one of the biggest players in our industry we're aiming high when it comes to diversity and inclusion – striving to set the standard and lead by example. We want to be recognised by our colleagues, peers and clients as an inclusive and authentic workplace – one that ensures gender balance and promotes equity of opportunity across all strands of diversity.

We know that this needs to happen at every level of the organisation – from grassroots to senior leadership. Our four-year Diversity & Inclusion strategy sets out the actions we will take to achieve this – from developing STEM programmes to ensure our apprenticeship and graduate intakes reflect society, to addressing our policies and processes to encourage women back into the workforce after having children.

We're also working alongside clients, external organisations and other businesses in our sector to drive diversity and inclusion into the core of what we do – from the employee lifecycle to the delivery of our projects. It is how we’ll truly leverage the combined skills and ideas of our colleagues and create a stimulating, respectful, and open-minded work environment that attracts and retains the best talent.

I’m proud that WSP UK supports International Women’s Day. Together we celebrate diversity and embrace our differences, together we #ChooseToChallenge.




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