LSL Property Services, which owns YourMove and Reeds Rains amongst other industry brands, has created an employee forum to help increase diversity.
Its new Inclusivity and Diversity Forum will, in the company’s own words, “concentrate on championing inclusivity and diversity across the business and … will aim to improve working practices and processes across LSL.”
There will also be a Communities Forum to see how the company can support staff with charitable, community and other voluntary initiatives.
Both forums consist of a cross section of staff at different levels who have volunteered to be members; the chair of each forum will report directly to David Stewart, LSL’s group chief executive officer.
“Their creation has been driven by employee feedback so far gained through internal surveys and discussions within LSL’s existing Employee Engagement Forum, which has already proved successful in ensuring employees’ perspectives are included in LSL Board discussions” says the firm.
Stewart himself adds: “The establishment of the forums is an important step forward for the LSL Group and demonstrates the importance we place on our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework which we launched last year with a particular strategic focus, at the moment, on diversity and inclusion, communities as well as the environment.
“Our Inclusivity and Diversity Forum will seek to find new ways of working that recognise, celebrate and respect the diversity across our Group whilst the Communities Forum will help maximise the impact we make in our local communities. Both will play a pivotal part in driving change within the business and, importantly, ensure that employee views and opinion are captured and can continue to be acted upon.
“We’ve been delighted with the response from colleagues so far and, with forum meetings already underway, the Board are looking forward to hearing their views, opinions and ideas to help in shaping LSL for the future.”