The UK’s logistics and warehousing sectors have taken significant strides to improve workplace equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Creating an inclusive culture which embraces and celebrates everyone’s unique characteristics and where diverse talent can thrive is not easy.

But it is now recognised as a commercial imperative and the cornerstone of long-term business success.

Building on existing progress through change management programmes – integrating EDI interventions throughout core-business practices and empowering HR departments – will help the sectors attract and retain diverse talent and enable them to better harness the value of behavioural and organisational change.

The high-profile Big Logistics Diversity Challenge (BLDC) is the perfect platform to showcase companies’ commitment to supporting the EDI agenda.

The team-building event has been specifically designed to promote the importance of EDI across the logistics and warehousing industries.

Being part of BLDC sends a strong and positive message…it’s also a great way to recognise and reward employees with an adventurous day of fun.

Multi-media specialists Nimble Media Ltd is once again partnering with Talent in Logistics (TiL) to stage this year’s event at Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire, on 23 June.

Ruth Edwards, TiL Operations Director, comments: “Diversity and inclusion is such a vital topic and one we need to make sure is high on all business agendas, especially following the challenges faced in the past couple of years where some important discussions around EDI have perhaps been put on hold.

“This event is the perfect platform for logistics companies to showcase that they too believe in the benefits of creating an inclusive culture, as well as bringing some workplace fun to their teams.”

BLDC brings together logistics and warehousing professionals to look at how to tackle diversity collaboratively and collectively through fun physical and mental team challenges. It is also an opportunity for organisations to share best practice, network, team build and help shape a more inclusive sector.

Over 300 industry personnel are expected to attend this year’s BLDC with companies including DHL Supply Chain, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Yusen Logistics and Microlise Limited having already secured their teams.

Recognising the event’s credentials, a growing number of organisations are supporting BLDC including Cold Chain Federation, British International Freight Association, RTITB, UK Warehousing Association and Women in Logistics.

As in previous years, the 2022 BLDC chosen charity is Transaid. The international development organisation has more than 25 years’ expertise in multiple countries with partners and governments, empowering people to build the skills they need to transform their lives, through safe, available and sustainable transport.

For more information about the BLDC, please contact 01780 432930 or email info@biglogisticsdiversity.co.uk

 

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