OGUK Awards Programme 2020

This year’s finalists are….

Baker Hughes


Spirit Energy

Baker Hughes’ Inclusion and Diversity programme includes a global leadership council, supporting regional councils focused on checking progress against goals and identifying new opportunities to create a more inclusive and diverse culture. Eight global employee resource groups also have a powerful influence on building awareness, change and community, with community resource groups helping to bring people together and drive culture locally. With a strong multiyear partnership with the association for Black and Ethnic Minority Engineers (AFBE), and a dedicated Enabled employee resource group which drives internal conversation on issues like disability in the workplace, Baker Hughes has worked hard to embed D&I into its culture, resulting in a 40% increase in membership of its employee resource groups.

IMRANDD, launched four years ago, has doubled its revenue year on year and believes that having a diverse workforce is key to solving customers problems. With a retention rate of around 85%, IMRANDD’s gender balance is above industry average. 40% of their workforce are from BAME backgrounds and the workforce age ranges from 25 to over 65. The company has a strong focus on flexible working, and also enjoys an open and transparent approach to communications, encouraging all colleagues to speak out if something doesn’t feel right and empowering everyone to make a difference.

Spirit Energy has put D&I at the heart of every stage of an employee’s journey, from interview to career progression. A refreshed approach to job advertising makes them easy to understand and gender neutral, and once at interview, Spirit Energy ensures both the interview panel and candidate pools are gender diverse. This year, 86% of candidate lists, and every interview panel have been diverse. Unconscious bias training, flexible working, role modelling of behaviours and senior support for the employee- led organisation ‘The Network’ has narrowed Spirit Energy’s gender pay, scoring them 8.1 out of 10 on its recent engagement survey on equality.

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