Kirby achieves Investors in Diversity Silver Award

The team at Kirby Group Engineering has proudly announced that it has reached another milestone in the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, with the achievement of the Investors in Diversity Silver award.

Investors in Diversity Ireland (IiD) is Ireland’s first all-encompassing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion mark.

Kirby began its journey on this programme with a Bronze accreditation in 2021. Moving up to the Silver ranking means the organisation has been benchmarked against other bodies. The company are also recognised as having embedded inclusive practices as well as developing and fostering a sense of fairness and belonging for its team members.

Kirby has five core values: People, Safety, Quality, Delivery and Value. People are always its top priority and this commitment is driven from the very top down.

Group Head of HR Fergus Barry says: “We embrace change and proudly nurture a diverse workforce, through a wide range of outreach and placement programmes, however, we realise that our equality, diversity and inclusion journey is an ongoing one. We know and cherish the fact that our diversity is a true strength and it enables us to reach the highest standards of achievement. Now that we have our Silver award we see this as another step in striving for excellence. Next step is our journey to achieve Gold Accreditation. We are committed to improving all the time.”

Commenting on the award, Caroline Tyler Managing Director at Irish Centre for Diversity says: “Investors in Diversity Silver affirms that the team at Kirby Group foster a workplace culture where everyone is valued and can thrive. We look forward to supporting them as they continue with their journey of continuous improvement.”

Pictured above: Fergus Barry, Group HR Director, Melandri Van Zyl, Michealla Sheedy and Rajeev Rajendran. Picture: Alan Place

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