Our people promise sets out how each of us contributes to Mott MacDonald becoming and remaining a company we love.
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Respecting our people
Respecting our people
Creating a respectful work environment
Together, we create a nurturing environment where each of us can be ourselves, feel valued and safe, and enabled to perform at our best. We celebrate our differences and treat everyone fairly and with respect, including those we interact with outside our organisation.
Bullying and harassment
Bullying and harassment can take many forms including threatening or distressing language or behaviour, physical or verbal intimidation or discrimination, and sexual harassment. These may be associated with an abuse or misuse of power. None are acceptable.
We value and respect each other. We are committed to providing a work environment where all can contribute, free from the fear of bullying or harassment. All colleagues are expected to be role models, aware of their own behaviour and how this may affect others.
Anyone who observes bullying or harassment must report and take steps to prevent it. We treat any allegations of bullying and harassment seriously and ensure we implement our policies and procedures impartially, swiftly and fairly.
We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk of harm. We have a collective responsibility to prevent abuse and exploitation, and we apply appropriate measures to safeguard those in need of protection, within and outside our organisation. We have a zero-tolerance approach to safeguarding misconduct.
We comply with the laws of the countries we work in and adhere to Our Code where that provides the higher standard. We report any potentially criminal behaviour to the police and/or other relevant authorities including the client, where appropriate.
Any inappropriate behaviour or safeguarding concerns must be reported to a safeguarding lead, via email@example.com, to a manager or through the Speak Up helpline. We seek to take swift action to support and protect vulnerable people where concerns arise regarding possible abuse or exploitation. All concerns are investigated confidentially using the Speak Up process.
Acting inclusively and embracing equality and diversity
Ensuring that we have a diverse workforce, whose talents are harnessed through inclusive cultures and behaviours, is one of the ways we live and breathe our purpose every day. We commit to creating equitable, accessible and inclusive working environments where trust, respect and psychological safety are the norm. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, including where characteristics are protected by law, which may include: age, caring responsibilities, caste, class/social mobility, colour, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, nationality, parental status, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status.
We value all peoples and cultures, celebrating our differences and treating each other with respect, kindness and fairness. We show sensitivity to cultural differences and comply with local employment and equality legislation. We recruit and develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work. We are fair and open in our decisions about hiring, promotion and compensation because this leads to more equitable outcomes.
Everyone has a role to play in making our work environments more inclusive, so that all colleagues feel able to be themselves and perform at their best. This includes our shared responsibility for being allies and respectfully challenging and reporting behaviour that is not acceptable.
We are committed to behaving and operating safely. Everyone has a right to go home without harm to their physical or mental health. If we can’t perform a task safely, we won’t do it.
Through application of safe systems of work and strong leadership, supported by a comprehensive training programme, we aim for zero harm – part of our duty of care to all we work with. We commit to complying with all local legal and regulatory requirements and to fulfilling the requirements and processes relevant to our contracted and professional roles, working to our standards where they are higher.
We all have a role to play in identifying, assessing and mitigating risks, and speaking up and intervening if we observe or suspect unsafe practices. We will stop work when necessary to prevent an unsafe situation developing.
We all have a personal responsibility to come to work in a fit state, free from the influence of alcohol or drugs – including prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Performance and judgement must never be impaired.
All safety incidents, no matter how minor, must be reported, so that action can be taken to prevent recurrence and promote learning.
Valuing health and wellbeing
Our goals as an organisation depend on each of us being able to thrive and achieve our full potential. We know that good health and wellbeing support a good business. So we are committed to creating an open and honest culture where everyone is able to be happy, healthy and safe.
We encourage all colleagues to develop a broad understanding of wellbeing and to take ownership and responsibility by applying the five ways to wellbeing: to keep learning, which boosts self-esteem; to connect with family, friends, colleagues and community; to take notice of and engage with what is going on around us; to give attention, time and energy to something worthwhile outside work; and to be active, because any and all forms of exercise are mentally as well as physically beneficial.
We promote agile working, which enables flexibility in managing the demands of work and home life, while remaining productive and connected.
Respect, inclusion, equality and safety are all fundamental to our wellbeing culture. Line managers are encouraged to intervene on wellbeing issues.