Ramboll signs WISE Ten Steps Charter. Image: Clive Sherlock
The initiative by WISE (Women into Science and Engineering) is an ambitious, industry-led campaign to ensure that women in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing have the same opportunities to progress in their career as their male counterparts.
Robert Arpe, Ramboll, Managing Director for the UK comments “Today is an important milestone in our commitment to encouraging women into this industry and to ensure they have the same prospects to develop their career. Our eclectic portfolio of world-class and award-winning projects is testament to the diversity and mix of skills and experiences of our people that we must continue to foster and proactively encourage”
Ramboll’s commitment marks the 45th company to sign up to The Ten Steps Charter, which is unique in its focus on sectors where women are still very much in a minority. These actions represent a step-change for the sector, and have all been identified for their potential to drive company performance; they are more than simply ‘good management practice’.
Debbie Beaven, Ramboll, Executive Director comments “Businesses and the economy will be strengthened by increasing the proportion of women in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing sectors and we want to play our part in inspiring women to take STEM based career paths. Ramboll has good female representation at all levels, but we are not complacent and recognise we can do more, which is why there is a commitment from our most senior level management to provide clear direction to not only grow our own female talent pool, but also that of our industry”.