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Inclusive employer Arcadis signs Women in Defence Charter

Inclusive employer Arcadis signs Women in Defence Charter

 June 14, 2022

Arcadis is a signatory of The Women in Defence Charter, launched to improve gender balance in the defence sector across both public and private sectors.

Arcadis joins further leading companies in the UK's defence sector such as Airbus, Boeing, PWC and Rolls Royce in committing to actively drive diversity and inclusion, and to provide fair opportunities for women to succeed at all levels.

Supporting women's career success in the defence sector

The Women in Defence Charter reflects an aspiration of seeing women represented and succeeding at all levels across the defence enterprise, and:

  • commits organizations to supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the defence sector by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level.
  • recognizes the diversity of the sector and that organization will have different starting points - each organization should therefore set its own targets, where appropriate, and implement the right strategy for them.
  • requires organizations to publicly report on progress to deliver against any internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change.
  • aims to enable women to thrive, enhancing the individual and collective impact of women across defence and in doing so, improving the overall output of defence.

Committing to a set of diversity and inclusion goals

By signing the charter, Arcadis commits to promote gender diversity and inclusion by:

  • having one member of its senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender inclusion and diversity.
  • setting internal targets, where appropriate, for gender diversity in its senior management.
  • publishing progress annually against any targets in reports on its website.
  • having an intention to ensure the pay or the objectives of the senior executive team are linked to delivery of any internal targets on gender inclusion and diversity.

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