Asos and UK Power Networks make Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list

Online clothing retailer Asos, power firm UK Power Networks (pictured above) and charitable social enterprise Police Now were named on Inclusive Companies’ Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list for 2022-23.

The list is a national accreditation that can be acquired each year by organisations. Compiled by an advisory panel, it was collated based on each employer’s commitment to equality, inclusion and diversity, which includes age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and religion, with those featured having provided evidence on topics including recruitment procedures, training, workforce data and a host of diversity-related initiatives.

The top 10 employers on the list were:

  1. West Midlands Fire Service
  2. CapGemini
  3. Touchstone Support
  4. West Midlands Police
  5. Bupa
  6. UK Power Networks
  7. Royal Orthopaedic Hospitals NHS Trust
  8. Asos
  9. Hastings Group
  10. Yorkshire Building Society

Paul Sesay, chief executive officer of Inclusive Companies, said: “Those organisations who have participated submit a great wealth of evidence regarding their inclusive practices, covering a wide range of areas and topics, and it is from this that the experts determine the Top 50 Inclusive employers. It celebrates the best work being done around diversity and inclusivity and it’s only right that businesses are recognised for the effort they’re making and the impact they’re achieving in these important areas.”

Jean Kelly, learning and development specialist at UK Power Networks, added: “We are delighted to have improved our position on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 2022/23, ranking number six. This influential initiative is the only benchmarking tool in the UK that highlights the phenomenal efforts of organisations that embed true inclusivity internally, and we are proud to be featured.”

Jasmine Hudson, chief people officer at Mitie, said: “Being featured as one of the Inclusive Top 50 Employers for a fifth year running is testament to our continued work and focus to become a truly inclusive business where all our staff can bring their true selves to work. The success of our equality, diversity, and inclusion initiatives are, only possible with all 68,000 of our colleagues supporting this work.”

Joni Ferns, chief operating officer and executive sponsor for diversity and inclusion at Police Now, added: “Police Now want to create systemic change, by increasing the number of outstanding and talented people from traditionally underrepresented groups within policing and supporting those people to thrive and progress into decision-making roles, so the sector truly reflects the communities it serves and acts in just and fair ways.”