Centrica's efforts to provide an inclusive environment for working parents to thrive have been recognised by workingmums.co.uk.
In the annual Top Employer Awards by Workingmums.co.uk, Centrica has won the Top Employers Award for Family Support.
The Awards have been running for six years and recognise leading employees who embrace the business benefits of flexible working and gender diversity, making it possible for working parents to combine successful careers with parenthood.
Judges in particular recognised Centrica’s holistic approach to family support, highlighting our robust approach to supporting carers and shared parenting. Centrica is one of few large companies to offer paid leave for carers and have flexible working practices to accommodate commitments alongside a 1,000-strong employee-led Carers’ Network.
Alison Hughes, Centrica’s Head of HR Policy and Diversity said: “We understand that our people not only play a vital role in our business, but in the lives of families too. We’re therefore proud to have received this award which recognises our efforts to create an inclusive and fulfilling place to work where our forward-thinking policies and practices enable our people to balance work alongside family commitments. We believe this is fundamental to the long term sustainability of our business and essential for wider society to thrive.”
Gillian Nissim, Founder of Workingmums.co.uk, said: “This is the sixth year for our Top Employer Awards and once again we have been really impressed by the kind of work being done by the shortlisted organisations and by the range of sectors they represent. This made for some really difficult decisions during the judging process, but it is a challenge we welcome. Cafcass’ entry was really impressive and shows how a holistic approach to flexible working can benefit employees, the organisation and its clients. The turnaround it has achieved through implementation of flexible practices is truly remarkable.”
The award follows similar recognition earlier in 2015 whereby Centrica won the Best for Flexible Working Award by Top Employers for Working Families and received the Championing an Ageing Workforce Award by Business in the Community (BITC).