At Inmarsat we believe that diversity fosters creativity and accelerates innovation, and we want all who join us to realise their full potential. We are committed to creating a workplace that is increasingly diverse and inclusive and we are immensely proud of our diversity, which reflects the global communities we serve.
Inmarsat thrives on the diversity and variety of our most important asset – our people. We’re multi-national and multi-ethnic, and the breadth and richness of skills, contribution and viewpoints that this brings powers our business and makes us stronger. As we seek to connect customers to a better future all over the world, people are the key to our success.
- An inclusive and welcoming culture
- Flexible working to ensure that you can achieve good work-life balance
- Employee networks
- Mental health-trained first aiders
We currently have two employee networks: Women at Inmarsat and LGBT+ at Inmarsat. Such networks, which are open to all, rely on employee interest, drive and passion to work well and require active allies and supporters to create change. We are very open to creating more networks, based on, for example, ethnicity, faith, or ability.
To recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, we are making a firm commitment to the LGBT+ community with a month-long programme of activity in June 2019. We are proud to be celebrating LGBT+ Pride Month alongside our colleagues, customers, partners and the wider community.
However, our commitment to the LGBT+ community must go beyond ourselves. We know that, today, one in four homeless youth in the UK is LGBT+ and 65% of those are from a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) background. On 1 June, as we kicked off our Pride month celebrations, we launched a partnership with akt, a UK national LGBTQ+ homelessness charity. Their mission is to provide safe homes and better futures for LGBTQ+ young people.
akt supports 500 people a year in person and 1,300 online by providing safe homes, mentoring, training and advocacy. Their ambition is to care for any young person who is homeless or living in a hostile environment after coming out to their parents, care givers and peers. akt does all this hard work right on our doorstep – their first emergency service location is right around the corner from our London HQ.
We don’t just want diversity – we need it. As digitalisation and globalisation continue to transform the world, every aspect of our lives becomes more connected.
Chief Executive Officer
We have a far broader cultural psyche that most other organisations. So many nationalities, and we are located all over the world, which is quite different from a lot of other companies.
Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion
I fully believe that understanding, embracing and honouring our diversity will make Inmarsat an even better place to work, lead to stronger, more customer-focused solutions and give us a distinct competitive edge.
Chief People Officer