The publisher joins ‘The Valuable 500’ companies.
Led by chief executive Jim Mullen, the company’s commitments will focus on four key areas.
This will include an emphasis on diversity and inclusion at board level (including a disability agenda), the creation of a new colleague network focussed on supporting and raising awareness of visible and invisible disabilities, a data collection campaign across the group to gather self-identification data about Reach colleagues and the establishment of partnerships with external organisations to recruit and support people with disabilities.
Commenting on the move, Mullen said: “I’m proud to be making this commitment with ‘The Valuable 500’ – an important step in holding ourselves accountable as we lay the foundations for change.
“Our strategy at Reach comes to life when people feel empowered to make big ideas happen, so anything we can do to help all our colleagues realise their full potential will put us in an even stronger position going forward.”
Dr Julie Humphreys, head of diversity and inclusion at Reach, added: “‘The Valuable 500’ is leading the way for organisations to embrace disability and we are thrilled to be working with them to bring our disability agenda to the fore.
“Crucially, we have already begun to make these commitments a reality, with the official launch of our colleague Networks last week, including the ReachAbility network sponsored by our Chief Operating Officer Alan Edmunds.
“We have also kicked off our data collection campaign which will not only inform our Inclusion strategy but help us to robustly measure our progress as we continue to make Reach a place where everyone can thrive.”