What motivated your company to enter the award?
As one of the most reputable awards in the region, we entered Big 5 Global Impact Awards because we wanted to benchmark our approach to inclusion and diversity against some of the best practices in the region. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is hugely important to our firm and we knew that by entering the awards, we would be assessed to a high standard. If the result went either way, we knew we would be afforded with meaningful feedback to help us further develop and shape our strategy.
How has winning the award impacted your business?
The success of the award has helped us to double the size of our Dubai-based team and communicate the fact that we’re serious about equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. As our team has grown, so has the multiculturalism in our office given that Dubai and the Middle East region at large is such a melting point of people from different backgrounds and cultures. Published annually in report form on our website, we use our firm-wide DEI strategy to affect greater equity in our firm, in our industry, and in the built environment which we shape through our work.