In a recent interview with Alex Farkas of the National Employer & Partnership Team at the Department of Work & Pensions, UKWA CEO Peter Ward outlined how the association is driving discussion around diversity and inclusion within the logistics industry.

“As the leading trade association for the sector, UKWA is working hard to educate and inform people about the exciting career opportunities our great industry has to offer and encouraging more diverse and inclusive working environments,” said Ward.

Ward called on the logistics industry to “combat prejudice in the recruitment process and challenge ill-informed notions about the capabilities of disabled people and those with health issues in the workplace”.

He added: “While UK legislation – covering age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation among others – sets minimum standards, an effective diversity and inclusion strategy goes beyond legal compliance and seeks to add value to an organisation, contributing to a satisfied workforce and a successful business.”

Listen to Peter Ward’s discussion with Alan Farkas.