ByrneLooby, awarded GEISS certification for 4 years
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR OUR COMMITMENT TO TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY
ByrneLooby, an Ayesa company, is delighted to announce that we have been awarded Gender Equality for European & International Standard (GEEIS) certification for the next four years until 2027. This award relates to our business units in the UK, Ireland, Dubai and Bahrain. GEEIS is the internationally recognised standard awarded to businesses that have developed a shared culture of diversity in the workplace. It is a global mark of certification for CSR and innovation and part of our continued professional development at ByrneLooby.
ByrneLooby-Ayesa, Head of HR, Sharon Quinn commented:
" We have always been committed to high ethical, social, and environmental standards, and our people sit at the centre of these pillars. This certificate demonstrates our goal of maintaining and enforcing an EDI ethos across every aspect of our business – from the management team to shared values, team building, hiring and internal promotions. We would like to thank all the companies worldwide at GEEIS for their commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality and also to thank everyone for the commitment and their enthusiasm for the process."
BENEFITS TO OUR COMPANY
- This has helped us share best practices across our management teams
- Achieving GEISS certification will help us retain and attract talent
- It improves our intercultural dialogue across our business units
- This award celebrates our company with a global mark for innovation and CSR, which are critical as engineering services providers.
- This has helped promote a culture of equality between women and men and a diversity of people across our offices in Ireland, the UK and the Middle East.
EDI AT BYRNELOOBYByrneLooby is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion to create an environment where people can be their best selves at the workplace and realise project goals with innovative and value-driven solutions.
Quite simply, we believe that everyone deserves the right to bring their best selves to work.
OUTLINE OF WEBINARS AND TRAINING SESSION TOPICS FOLLOWED BY OUR PROFESSIONALSWebinar 1: The importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.The first webinar developed our employee's knowledge and understanding of the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion and how these apply to an organisational context. The session explored some benefits of having a diverse workforce and used case studies to understand how discrimination can occur at work. Finally, the session introduced the concept of unconscious bias and critical strategies for creating inclusive workplaces and left our employees with the confidence and competence to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in their everyday work lives.Webinar 2: Creating a Culture of Dignity and Respect in the WorkplaceThis webinar developed our employee's knowledge of equality, diversity, and inclusion• What Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion mean for our workplaces• Our teams explored the concept of dignity and respect in the workplace regarding language and behaviours.• Employees learnt how to deal with inappropriate behaviours and difficult workplace situations.• Employees learnt how to Identify ways to be more inclusive every day.Webinar 3: LGBT+ Awareness / LGBT+ Inclusion in the WorkplaceLearning Objectives:• What does LGBT+ means? Overview of sexual orientation and gender identity• Sexual orientation, gender identity, and the law• The impact of Multi identities/intersectionality• Removing and overcoming barriers for LGBT+ people / employeesWebinar 4: NeurodiversityLearning Objectives:• What are the Models of Disability?
• Overview of Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, and Dyspraxia in adults
• Strengths of neurodiverse conditions
• How to accommodate for people with neurodiverse conditionsWebinar 5: Race AwarenessLearning Objectives:• Race and terminology /Race and the law• The impact of multi-identities/ intersectionality• Removing barriers for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people/ employees in the workplace• Managing and overcoming conscious and unconscious racial bias