Empower Translate, a leading member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) and a specialist market research translation agency, has appointed Fadwa El Brigui, a Senior Project Manager, right, as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, and Vendor Manager Lara Davies-Jones, the firm’s Environmental Champion.
“I feel proud to be part of a company that is promoting and protecting everything I stand for,” comments El Brigui.
“The EDI Champion role is a brilliant opportunity to cultivate a culture that leverages diversity and equality to its fullest potential so that every employee can have a sense of belonging regardless of their background or gender.”
Empower Champions are responsible for ensuring the company fulfils the commitments laid out in the UK’s Market Research Society (MRS) Inclusion and Net Zero Pledges, of which Empower Translate is a founding signatory.
“I am grateful for this opportunity and eager to collaborate with the rest of the team,” says Davies-Jones.
“I believe that every business should nurture an Environmental Champion role. Driven by scientific research and a desire to learn and promote understanding, we will monitor our environmental impact and hold ourselves accountable to attaining net zero status.”
The ‘Champion’ assignment is an addendum to the staff member’s existing job description and comes with additional remuneration. Champion duties are carried out alongside the staff member’s main role.
“Our team leapt at the opportunity to actualise our commitment to building a better world for ourselves and others, and I am immensely proud of them,” comments Ruth Partington (pictured left), CEO of Empower.
“I believe company size is irrelevant when it comes to the MRS pledges; it’s about agility of approach. We decided on a job description addendum to ensure that our team have the space, resources and accountability to fully commit to tangible goals.”