Infrastructure services and engineering firm Amey has been awarded double gold accreditation for its people and wellbeing investment by Investors in People.
The business, which employs 14,000 members of staff, received the highest accreditation, which is awarded to organisations that have particularly progressive, people-focused policies, and where all employees take ownership for putting them in place.
According to Amey, it collaborated with Investors in People to develop an assessment model that included a phased review to measure the impact of incremental changes, as the business progresses through a transformation journey to a high performing culture.
It is set to continue using this review model to continuously measure and improve its efforts, in order to get a true reflection of the delivery of its people strategy.
As part of Amey’s accreditation assessment, Investors in People surveyed employees online, and also met with staff from affinity groups, such as the business’ wellbeing ambassadors, change makers and inclusion-focused staff, to ensure the voices of operational employees were represented in the review.
The award recognised the culture change that has taken place at the business, which has recently been focused on giving employees the freedom to perform, with enhanced support to achieve social value, inclusion, flexible working and wellbeing.
Michael Burgess, chief people officer at Amey, said: “It has been fantastic working with the team at Investors in People and sharing with them the changes that have been taking place at Amey, and it was by hearing from our people themselves that convinced Investors in People we merited this award.
“This award recognises their work and leadership in a modern and progressive people organisation.”