Centrica joins energy sector leaders in championing disability inclusion

Centrica today announces it has joined energy sector leaders in committing to eliminate the exclusion of disabled people worldwide.

It is one of a number of businesses to support disability inclusion campaign The Valuable 500, which encourages global business leaders to recognise the value of the world’s 1.3 billion disabled people.

This further strengthens our commitment, as part of our Responsible Business Ambitions, to developing vital skills and a more inclusive workforce to ensure we deliver for our customers. We want to create a workplace in which the most talented individuals reach the top of their game, regardless of their background.

Centrica is among a further 15 new companies to commit to the campaign, bringing the total to 165. Launched at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Summit this year, The Valuable 500 seeks 500 global businesses to place disability inclusion on their board agenda as the first step to full inclusion for disabled people in business.

Global businesses signed up to The Valuable 500 include Sainsbury’s, Unilever, Microsoft, Bank of England, KPMG, EY, O2 (Telefonica UK) and Virgin Media.

The campaign seeks to tackle the trend for businesses to claim they are diverse, but exclude disability from their definition of diversity, following research which found disability is still woefully absent from the majority of board level discussions globally - with the majority (56%) of global senior executives rarely or never discussing disability on their leadership agendas.

Hear from our disability and awareness network DAWN co-chairs about what we are doing to improve awareness in our workplace: https://www.centrica.com/stories/2019/why-we-re-proud-to-be-part-of-the-valuable-500/