Social Value & Equal Opportunities
This theme includes those from disadvantaged or minority groups, to move into higher paid work through training and recognised qualifications, and policies and practices that tackle modern slavery.
Granby and equal opporunities
We want Granby to be an inclusive and diverse workplace that reflects our wider community and helps everyone to fulfil their potential. As an SME, an established 3PL company with a long history, solid network and growing annual turnover, we are well-placed to influence positive change – and help our clients to do so, too.
The general requirements of this Social Value theme are:
- Reducing the disability employment gap
- Increasing representation of disabled people in the workforce
- Supporting disabled people to develop new skills
- Tackling workplace inequality
- Tackling inequality in the contract workforce
- Supporting in-work progression
- Identifying and managing the risks of modern slavery
Snap insights 2021-22
Granby conducts an anonymous, voluntary equality and diversity survey each year. Around 93% of our colleagues take part. Data from our latest survey shows:
- Almost 80% of our staff identified as female
- 38% are married, 23% single, 15% cohabiting and 11% are in a civil partnership
- 14% are aged 25-29, 13% are 40-44, with a fairly even spread between ages 25 and 54. Two colleagues are in the 65-69 age bracket and 3 are aged 16-18
- 49% are Christian (including Roman Catholic and COE); 8% are Muslim. Almost a quarter preferred not to say
- 35% are British, 40% are Polish, 6% are Pakistani. Our workforce also includes Lithuanian, Finnish, European, Indian, Bangladeshi, Arabic and British Asian colleagues
- 93% said they do not have a disability, 3% said they do, and 3% preferred not to say
- Of our LGBT+ colleagues, half are open about their sexuality at home and work, and half are not
- 24% of our colleagues had been unemployed for less than a year when they got a job at Granby; 12% had been unemployed for more than a year
- Our staff include an armed forces veteran and a refugee
1. Reducing the disability employment gap
The disability gap in the North West is higher than most regions; disabled people are just as likely to be working for an SME employer like Granby as a non-disabled person.
We can all tackle this issue by increasing representation of disabled people in the workforce, and supporting disabled people to develop new skills on a powerful, local level.
2. Tackling workplace inequality
We have identified – and will continue to monitor – opportunities to tackle inequality in employment, skills and pay in the contract workforce (across all our services – 3PL, contract packing, promotional marketing, customer service and reverse logistics). Plus we can support in-work progression, and combat modern slavery.
Granby can also address these issues by supporting in-work progression, and identifying and managing the risks of modern slavery – in our own business and the supply chain.
How we measure our impact on equal opportunities
We collate, analyse and report on our HR data – qualitative and quantitative – to measure our impact on equal opportunities using KPIs like:
- Total percentage and number of FTE people from groups under-represented in the workforce employed under the contract, as a proportion of the total FTE contract workforce, by UK region.
- Total percentage and number of people from groups underrepresented in the workforce on apprenticeship schemes under the contract, by UK region.
- Total percentage and number of people from groups underrepresented in the workforce on other training schemes within the contract workforce, by UK region.
- Percentage and number of all companies in the supply chain under the contract to have committed to the government’s 5 foundational principles of good work.
- Percentage of the supply chain for which supply chain mapping has been completed to the appropriate tier or to source in order to reduce the risks of modern slavery.
- Number of people-hours devoted to supporting victims of modern slavery under the contract.