ScottishPower have a range of policies and working practices to support employees balance work and family commitments. We are delighted to have been recognised for a number of awards including:
Best Large Private Sector Employer in the 2016 Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards. The awards seek to identify progressive employers who recognise and leverage the powerful links between flexibility and agile working, emotional engagement, wellbeing, and high-performance.
Winners of Flexible and Agile Working award by the Employer Network for Equality and Inclusion.
In recognition of our commitment to supporting employees who are carers, ScottishPower achieved “Engaged” accreditation as a Carer Positive Employer by Carers Scotland.
Armed Forces Covenant
ScottishPower have taken a significant step in showing their support and commitment to the Armed Forces, by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
Signing the Covenant publicly demonstrates the company’s commitment to respect those who proudly and dutifully protect our nation. It is a pledge that acknowledges and understands that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve.
The covenant focusses on helping members of the armed forces community to have the same access to government, commercial services and products as any other citizen.
Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion
The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.
Carer Positive is a Scottish Government funded initiative which aims to help ‘make life better for carers’ by recognising employers in Scotland who support employees who are carers.
Working Families is the UK's leading work life balance organisation helping working parents and carers and their employers finding a better balance between responsibilities at home and work.
Equate Scotland are Scotland’s expert gender equality organisation, making a positive difference for women in the STEM industry.
Opportunity Now is the campaign on gender diversity from Business in the Community. Opportunity Now aims to increase women's success at work and empowers employers to accelerate change for women in the workplace.
Womens Engineering Society (WES)
The Women's Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.
Working in partnership, WES campaigns to encourage women to participate and achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders.
POWERful Women (PfW)
POWERful Women seeks to advance the professional growth and leadership development of women across the UK’s energy sector.
Disability Confident Employer
ScottishPower are accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, which is awarded by the Department of Work and Pensions to employers who have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.
Business Disability Forum (BDF)
Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation whose purpose is to build disability-smart organisations to improve business performance by increasing confidence, accessibility, productivity and profitability. Members employ up to 20% of the UK workforce.
Business Disability Forum provides pragmatic support by sharing expertise, giving advice, providing training and facilitating networking opportunities. This helps organisations become fully accessible to disabled customers and employees.
Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme
ScottishPower are members of Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. Stonewall works for acceptance without exception for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. They work with organisations in the public, private, voluntary and third sector to help ensure they offer inclusive working environments.