The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is celebrating its centenary by hosting its first Big Logistics and Transport Diversity Challenge to encourage more diversity and inclusion within the profession.
The event which was organised in partnership with Nimble Media was held on Wednesday 26 June 2019, with more than 300 industry professionals, who competed in a series of physical, mental and skill-based challenges to promote the benefits of engaging a diverse workforce.
Some of the organisations that participated in the event, included: Abellio, Amey, Coca Cola European Partners, DHL, Eddie Stobart, National Express, Siemens Mobility, Transport for London and XPO, with the opportunity to debate key drives for diversity across the sector and discuss improvements that can be made with CILT.
The event has been championed by Anna Delvecchio FCILT, Commercial Account Director, Amey, on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
She said: “I am delighted to be working with Nimble Media and CILT shaping the first ever Big Logistics and Transport Diversity Challenge. Thank you to all of the organisations who are participating in this year’s event, the supporting partners and to the team at Nimble Media for making this event a great success”.
Sir Peter Hendy CBE FCILT, Chair, Network Rail and International President, CILT, said: “Transport and logistics are crucial to keep our economy growing and to create jobs and build houses; taking people from home to work, and goods and services wherever they’re needed.
“We employ hundreds and thousands of people across the UK and in order to eliminate skills shortages and to cope with an ageing workforce we must embrace diversity in every respect.
“This is a fantastic initiative to do just that.”
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