XPO is offering training to ‘neurodiversity champions’ as part of a commitment to encouraging an inclusive environment.

Those attending the training are either neurodiverse themselves – a term that takes in a broad range of neurotypes and refers to the diversity of individuals’ brains and minds and how they function – or they are interested in advocating for neurodiversity.

XPO is encouraging inclusivity in the workplace

XPO is encouraging inclusivity in the workplace

Source: XPO

XPO said the training will explore neurodiverse experiences as well as legal and ethical considerations, and how to create neuro-inclusive environments.

It said that by identifying champions, the training will raise awareness and create and drive any necessary changes across the business.

Lynn Brown, VP, human resources – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “XPO is leading the way in our industry when it comes to talking about neurodiversity, and we’re on a pathway to ensure that we are a neuro-inclusive employer.

“We’re finding that information and support in this area are limited for adults. We want to create an environment where all individuals feel welcomed and can bring their whole selves to work and feel supported. This commitment will help us remain an employer of choice for people everywhere.”

Last year, XPO announced it had partnered with The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity and commissioned a suite of neurodiversity training videos that challenged misconceptions about neurodiversity.

Over a million new people each year in the UK are identified as neurodiverse, including those with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, or other neurological classifications. It is believed that 15% of the UK population is neurodiverse.