• SGN Press release


    Speaking out about inclusion for National Inclusion Week 2018


    27 September 2018 


    This week, we’re marking National Inclusion Week 2018, an annual campaign run by Inclusive Employers to raise awareness of the importance of inclusion in the workplace and the benefits to having a diverse and included workforce. 

    We’re sharing inspiring blogs, articles and videos with our colleagues all this week to celebrate inclusion and start conversations about what inclusion means to all of us. 

    We kicked the week off with a blog from our CEO John Morea, who said: “Inclusion is something I’m personally passionate about, which is why I’m proud to chair our newly-formed Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. For me, inclusion means creating a more diverse SGN, with a culture where everyone is valued and respected.”

    Our commitment to inclusion will continue long after National Inclusion Week ends. Our Head of Employee Experience Kirsty Richardson explains: “There’s lots of good work going on to become a more inclusive employer. We’re making our recruitment processes more inclusive, developing our employer brand to attract diverse talent, and embedding inclusive behaviours as a people management essential. 

    “Change won’t happen overnight, it’s an ongoing journey, and we’re learning from others every day, which is why we’ve established a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, chaired by our CEO John Morea. The group will work to encourage and embed inclusion in our company from the big-ticket items like attracting and retaining new talent to the smaller everyday actions that can make a real difference when everyone is involved, such as talking about it by having inclusion moments at the start of team meetings.”