Elementa shortlisted for National Centre of Diversity, Most Improved Organisation of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce we have recently been shortlisted into the final 5 for the National Centre of Diversity, ‘Most Improved Organisation of the Year 2017 Award’. Based in Leeds, the centre aims to advance equality, diversity and inclusion for all, working with companies to identify needs and suggest and guide programmes for organisations to encourage inclusion and happy, healthy workplaces. Despite just missing out on the title, Elementa were thrilled to be shortlisted into the final 5 of the award, giving credit to the hard work put in by all staff members forever working to ensure diverse representation and opportunities throughout the firm.

As Elementa celebrates its 30th birthday, the company’s recent growth has been extraordinary with our scale of projects impressing both here and internationally with several Award wins. Elementa’s vision and values underpin our approach to delivering positive social impact for society at large and encourage diversity in every corner of our business. We grow people, encourage diversity and address gender gaps. With engineering being a discipline with a poor uptake of women, we have worked hard over the last year to encourage more women to join the company. Elementa now have almost a dozen female engineers within our UK offices compared to just three in 2014.

We pride ourselves on the positive social impact that our workplace offers our staff. We are committed to providing a working environment that is diverse in all aspects, where our staff are nurtured and supported in their professional development. In September 2015 we achieved accreditation under the CIBSE Training Scheme and have established mentoring and training plans for all staff. We also provide apprenticeships and a graduate training programme to help bring the next generation of sustainable engineers into our industry, and we are continuously looking for ways to expand and develop these programmes.

We believe that we have a responsibility to inspire others by sharing our expertise in the field of ‘Deep Green Engineering’. We do this by contributing to CIBSE and UKGBC initiatives, as sponsors for the World Green Building Council’s ‘Advancing Net Zero’ programme, by teaching in schools, lecturing at universities, speaking at conferences and providing CPDs. Since 2016 our staff have provided free training on the new WELL Building Standard to over 1,000 professionals across the design and construction sector.

While these are only a handful of the initiatives we have developed this year, Elementa Consulting are very proud of the company’s achievements and efforts to continuously grow and improve, and it was fantastic for this to be recognised by the National Centre of Diversity.