TVO ‘diversity’ article features in EA magazine


The latest edition of the Environment Agency’s ‘Current’ magazine includes a feature supplied by Team Van Oord which discusses how and why diversity is good for business.

Current magazine highlights innovation and good practice in projects carried out on behalf of the Environment Agency, and encourage the Agency and its partners to ‘innovate, share and standardise’ the delivery of projects for communities.

In the Team Van Oord feature (page seven, December 2017 issue), Phil Ramsay, National Framework Manager, outlines why TVO firmly believes that diversity in the workplace increases innovation and the bottom line – by up to 35%.

Phil Ramsay says:

“A diverse workforce means greater diversity of thought and experience, which leads to superior performance.”

The article points to a report published in 2015 by the consultants McKinsey & Company which found that a company with a greater gender diversity on its Board is likely to outperform others by around 15%; and companies that are more ethnically diverse are likely to outperform their competitors by 35%.

The December 2017 edition also includes articles focusing on innovation, building information modelling (BIM), sustainability, programming and Safety, Health, Environment and Wellbeing (SHE&W).

The issue covers a number of projects carried out by Environment Agency Water and Environment Management (WEM) and National Cost Management Framework (NCMF2) partners, including Team Van Oord.

In his foreword, Steve Moore, National Director of Operations (Assets and Incidents), Environment Agency, said:

“A transformation is underway, in terms of how we work together, the trust we assume, the ownership we share and the value we bring.

“Thank you again for all your help and support, I have no doubt we are and will continue to make a real difference.”

The WEM Framework is a commercial agreement between the Environment Agency, consultants and contractors, with agreed terms for the award of individual contracts.

It was signed in July 2013 and is a vital component in the Environment Agency’s ‘Sustainable Engineering Procurement Strategy’ (SEPS). Team Van Oord is a WEM Tier 1 supplier.

18 January 2018