Rail leaders meet to improve diversity & inclusion across transport & logistics

More than 35 senior leaders across the transport and logistics profession met last week for to discuss the The ‘Everybody Matters’ campaign –  A new concept which will be led collaboratively by the transport and logistics sector and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) to help improve promotion, retention and attraction of the profession as well as to address diversity and inclusion collectively.

The sector employs over 2.9m individuals and the ‘Everybody Matters’ programme aims are to enhance support for existing and future talent, as well as showcasing essential role models across the profession in an innovative way to help address skill shortages.

Network Rail Chair and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) International President, Sir Peter Hendy, and Paul Sainthouse, CILT (UK) President and Managing Director of Dawsongroup were in attendance.

Organisations who have already pledged to support to the campaign include Abellio, Amey, Atkins, Bombardier Coca Cola European Partners, Deloitte,  FirstGroup, Go Ahead, Highways England, London Transport Museum MOD Defence Logistics, Mott MacDonald, National Express, Network Rail, Sainsburys, Siemens Mobility, Stagecoach, TfL, Unipart Rail & Logistics, ORR and many more.

The campaign, which will run in the UK, is being finalised in collaboration with businesses and is due to be officially launched in early 2020.

For organisations interested in getting involved or supporting, please contact: everybodymatters@ciltuk.org.uk