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Simon Carter, Chief Financial Officer and CEO designate of British Land. Image: British Land

British Land commits to disability inclusion by joining The Valuable 500 movement

British Land has signed up to The Valuable 500, a global movement working to get 500 of the world’s largest businesses to commit to placing disability inclusion on their business leadership agendas.

The Valuable 500 is the only global CEO community dedicated to radically transforming the business system across the whole supply chain for the benefit of all those with a disability. Launched on the main stage at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in January 2019, the movement has now secured the commitment of 326 companies.  

British Land joins these companies in committing to disability inclusion, supporting The Valuable 500 in unlocking the business, social and economic value of the 1.3 billion people living with disabilities around the world.

Simon Carter, Chief Financial Officer and CEO designate of British Land said: “Diversity and inclusion is central to driving innovation, understanding our customers and ultimately the success of our business. We work very hard to ensure that British Land is an organisation where people feel free to bring their whole selves to work and I am delighted that we are joining The Valuable 500’s campaign focusing on disability inclusion.”

Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, said: “We are delighted to see the momentum of the sign up to The Valuable 500 continuing throughout the global pandemic, demonstrating that businesses are listening and taking action to create a more inclusive society globally. We wholeheartedly welcome the latest members joining, at this critical tipping point as business is presented with a unique opportunity to remould and remake itself.”

British Land is committed to creating a culture that encourages diversity and inclusion and supports associations such as Stonewall, Real Estate Balance, 30% Club, EW Inclusive Culture and OUTstanding. In 2017, British Land became the first listed property company to achieve the National Equality Standard and in 2019 The Social Mobility Foundation ranked British Land 41st in the Social Mobility Employer Index.