People with disabilities
We are committed to creating an environment that enables all employees to achieve their best, regardless of circumstance. This belief underpins how we work with employees with disabilities, ensuring they’re given a platform from which to reach their full potential and become the boundary-pushing innovators of the future.
At Shell we create a space in which people with disabilities can excel, from an open and transparent recruitment process to workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their various roles.
Equal Opportunities for All
Shell’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) team takes great pride in actively promoting equal opportunities for disabled employees. In recent years, better processes have been established across the business to create an environment that empowers everyone to reach their full potential.
“Shell wants to give potential new hires the opportunity to put their best foot forward, and if we know about their disability beforehand, we can assist them to do so.” – Cherelle Williams
Support in Numbers
To support our employees with disabilities, we have a number of supportive internal networks in place, most notably the enABLE Networks. First launched in 2005 in the UK, there are now six enABLE Networks across the globe, including the UK, the Netherlands, France, the USA, Canada and Brazil.
The enABLE Network provides people with disabilities and people whose lives have been touched by those with disabilities an open forum to engage and share experiences. Through this open discussion, the network raises awareness and understanding of the challenges faced so that line managers and colleagues have the knowledge to be able to thrive in the workplace. It allows employees with disabilities the opportunity to improve the work environment and processes to make it more inclusive for all.
Creating a space for this dialogue is crucial to facilitating the kind of open collaboration that is required for employees with disabilities to thrive.
Enabling successful careers for people with disabilities
At Shell, we recognise people for their talents, understanding that people with disabilities have unique strengths that we can learn to leverage to move the company forward. We understand that innovation requires diverse perspectives and that we need different kinds of thinking to thrive as an organization to reach our goals.
Discover more about Shell’s approach through our employee stories.
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