Making our difference, together

Creating more inclusive workplaces and communities is a team effort. 

To help us to progress our inclusion journey, we work in partnership with a range of global and local organisations.

Collaboration like this helps us to learn and holds us to account. 

It also enables us to share our successes and challenges with other partners, so that we can collectively make a bigger difference together.

Meet our global partners

Business Disability Forum

The Business Disability Forum (BDF) is a leading business membership organisation in disability inclusion. They work with trusted partners, businesses and disabled people to improve the life experiences of disabled employees and consumers by removing barriers to inclusion. Working with BDF, we have run disability awareness webinars and introduced colleagues to the disability advice service run by the organisation. 

Business Disability Forum

Change the Race Ratio

As one of the first 100 signatories to the Change the Race Ratio campaign, and now members of the campaign’s Steering Committee, we are proud supporters of its goal to accelerate race equity in leadership, and in business more widely. In support of the campaign, we have set ethnicity diversity goals for our Board, Group Executive Committee and senior leadership, as well as our UK and US graduate programmes. We have also begun conversations and action planning on race equity across our operations in the USA and are working to develop ethnicity pay gap reporting in the UK, US and South Africa. 

Change the Race Ratio


Stonewall is a UK-based charity that works to improve life for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people in the UK and globally. As members of Stonewall’s Global Diversity Champions Programme, we support their goal of ensuring a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and can live their lives to the full. Stonewall helped us to launch our Steam Thermal Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) LGBTQ+ & Friends Network in 2021, which we have now added to with a Group-wide LGBTQ+ & Friends Global Network. 


Women's Engineering Society (WES)

We joined the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in 2022 to help advance our gender equity journey. WES inspires women to achieve their potential as engineers, scientists and technical leaders by supporting employers to create a more inclusive industry. It seeks to encourage greater gender diversity in engineering so we can collectively solve the biggest challenges facing society. Since 2016, we have celebrated the organisation’s flagship campaign, International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), with global webinars, schools challenges and inspirational speakers. INWED has become a key annual event across our Group. 

Women's Engineering Society

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Established in 1984, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) supports organisations to improve gender diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). As an Active Member of WISE, we proudly support their goals of inspiring girls in to STEM careers, empowering women to progress their STEM careers and creating an inclusive STEM sector where everyone is welcome and feels they belong. Working with WISE, we have piloted allyship training, collaborated on events to mark International Women’s Day and International Women in Engineering Day, are shared our experience of supporting colleagues with menopause and positive menstrual health to help other WISE members. 

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

We are also proud to support

Business in the Community Race at Work Charter  

Disability Confident  

The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health  

United Nations LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business  

Women’s Empowerment Principles  

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