DuPont Wins Gender Equality Award in U.K.
DuPont has become the first company to win a specialist award for gender equality in the manufacturing sector in the U.K. The Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by the United Kingdom Resource Center (UKRC) for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology recognizes DuPont’s commitment to encouraging and promoting female participation and progression in the science, engineering and technology sector.
British Broadcasting Corporation journalist Andrew Marr presented the award and was joined by U.K. Minister for Industry and Regions Margaret Hodge.
“We are pleased to be recognized with this prestigious award, particularly as DuPont is the first company to be recognized in this way,” said Mike Taylor, director, DuPont, U.K. “Respect for people is one of our four core values. This underpins everything we do and is key to our business success.”
“Only 5.4 percent of professional engineers in the U.K. are women and only 15 percent of women with higher science, engineering and technology qualifications are working in the sector,” said Annette Williams, director, UKRC. “DuPont has demonstrated a clear commitment to including and advancing women in this field and is putting projects in place to increase the number of women at senior levels in the future. DuPont will serve as an excellent role model for other manufacturing organizations.”
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