SCS Railways – Responsible Business Champion: Gender
The Gender Equality Award
SCS Railways has advanced gender equality in the construction sector by offering all staff the ability to work flexibly and design their own schedules, alongside a comprehensive approach to tackling inappropriate behaviour in the workplace by embedding this into Health & Safety protocols. Its Flex40 strategy has seen an 88% uptake in flexible working and improved productivity levels by 20%.
SCS Railways has:
- Transformed its culture through its Flex40 strategy: a tremendous tool to enable gender equality, Flex40 has been adopted by 88% of staff with 74% taking full or a half flexi-day off.
- Improved productivity: 41% of staff found that Flex40 had improved their productivity, with a big increase from 65% of weekly objectives being met to 82%.
- Improved work/life balance for staff: 94% say it has contributed positively to their wellbeing, with 58% of people saying they have a good work/life balance, up from 27% before Flex40 was introduced.
- Improved consistency and fairness across the business: flexible work is now open to all and colleagues feel that they are all treated the same. People feeling judged negatively when working flexibly plummeted from 62% to 11%.
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