While many of us are coming to terms with a ‘new norm’, we remain committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, and a working environment where everyone’s views matter and no one feels excluded. 

Now more than ever, at a time when we are separated from our family and friends, it is important to celebrate our differences, how far we’ve come as a society to ensure equality for all but also recognising there is still more to do.

At Capita, with over 61,000 colleagues across the world, we have a wide range of thoughts, beliefs and ideas that help us deliver on our purpose – to create better outcomes for our clients, our people, our communities and environment.

We want to celebrate our differences, raise awareness of key issues, and to make sure we’re always learning from, listening to and incorporating diversity of thought into everything we do.

That’s why we celebrate Pride at Capita. It’s not about changing to a rainbow logo once a year. It is about listening and responding to the needs of our LGBTQ+ colleagues all year round - reflecting these in our policies, procedures and ways of working. It’s about creating a safe space where our colleagues feel they can share their lived experiences, be active role models and feel like they can bring their whole selves to work. We want to make sure Capita is a place where our people are proud to work and marking Pride is one of the ways in which we are raising awareness and celebrating diversity.

“I’ve worked at Capita for five years and have always found it to be an inclusive company. I’ve never experienced any prejudice and have always felt welcomed. I think it’s particularly important to continue raising awareness and celebrating the ideals of Pride (equality, inclusion, justice for all) during this time, as we can’t celebrate how we usually would due to Covid-19.” Chris Mennell, Member of our Rainbow Alliance employee network for LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies

Throughout the month of June, we are encouraging our people to get involved by joining our Rainbow Alliance network, sharing their stories on what Pride means to them and how they are marking it this year as well as importantly – updating their diversity data on our HR system so that we can understand the true diversity of our workforce.

For more information on our approach to inclusion, please view our 2019 Responsible Business Report