Following a robust assessment process, CBRE UK Ltd., the world’s leading real estate advisor has been awarded the National Equality Standard (NES). CBRE is the first property services provider to achieve this accolade and the 22nd UK company overall.
The UK National Equality Standard was developed by business for business and sets clear equality, diversity and inclusion criteria against which companies are independently assessed. It is supported by EY, the Home Office and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) was involved in its development and launch and the standard is now utilised globally.
The NES assessment reviewed CBRE against 49 separate competencies focused on key topics such as; governance, culture, HR policies and processes, business planning, inclusivity, flexible working, leadership commitment and accountability, data as well as external relationships with CSR activities and the firm’s supply chain.
“Achieving this accreditation, recognises our commitment to diversity. In a world where diversity, equality, and standards of ethics are increasingly important. We are very proud to set this benchmark for the property advisory sector. CBRE will continue to focus on equality, diversity and inclusion as this is a strategic business priority for our people and our clients.” Ciaran Bird, UK Managing Director at CBRE
“This achievement is significant recognition in how far we have evolved our business at CBRE, it is recognition to every leader, manager and employee of our business today. CBRE is a great and exciting place to work, we are on a continued journey to be world-class in everything we do.” Paul Hawtin, UK HR Director
Arun Batra, EY Director and CEO of NES commented:
“I am absolutely delighted that CBRE have obtained the National Equality Standard. The hard work that they have undertaken and the obvious commitment that they have demonstrated to their D&I agenda is something which they should be very proud of and it gives me great pleasure to congratulate them on this achievement.”
Simon Feeke, lead NES assessor added:
“CBRE have demonstrated tremendous progress in embedding their D&I ambition right through their business and HR processes with mechanisms for continuous review and measurement of progress.”