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Agency Network commits to removing employment and workplace barriers to people with disabilities and long-term health conditions
McCann Worldgroup, along with its sister agencies, McCann Health and Weber Shandwick, has joined the Disability Confident Scheme, a government scheme that aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people in the UK. Participating agencies from McCann Worldgroup, include: McCann, Momentum, MRM, and Craft. Joining the scheme is aligned with McCann Worldgroup’s focused approach to further strengthen its support of talent with diverse experiences.
Mark Lund, President, Europe and UK at McCann Worldgroup, said: “Increasing the representation of disabled people in the marketing industry is an essential step to ensuring workplaces reflect the world that we live in. Joining the Disability Confident Scheme is a continuation of our mission to be the leader in the business of creativity by promoting a culture of conscious inclusion and fostering inclusive environments that unleash the creative power of our people. While attracting talent is imperative, our focus will continue to be on challenging attitudes toward disability and providing meaningful career opportunities across our integrated network of agencies that help brands earn a meaningful role in people’s lives.”
Bertille Calinaud, Regional Director, DE&I, UK & Europe, McCann Worldgroup, said: “This latest initiative underpins our commitment to support, recruit and retain more disabled people and those with health conditions into the UK creative sector. McCann Worldgroup’s industry-leading reputation of delivering effectively creative solutions for the world’s top brands is driven by the diversity of our people. Participating in the scheme is in addition to our on-going actions to address systemic issues through inclusive policies, learning and development opportunities, awareness-raising initiatives, community-wide and leadership DE&I training.”