Travelex Joins Forces with Department of Work and Pensions' Disability Confident Scheme.
6 Dec 2018
TRAVELEX JOINS FORCES WITH DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS’ DISABILITY CONFIDENT SCHEME
Travelex, the global foreign exchange company is pleased to announce that it has joined the Department of Work and Pensions' Disability Confident Scheme.
The scheme is designed to empower employers to recruit, develop and retain colleagues with disabilities in the workplace. The Disability Confident scheme has three levels and Travelex has joined as level 1; Disability Confident Committed.
As the UN reports that with one billion people around living with a disability today, Travelex has a valuable stewardship opportunity to impact the lives of our colleagues and customers through providing accessible and inclusive workplaces and services.
To be recognised as Disability Confident Committed, organisations have to agree to meet the requirements outlined by the UK government. The commitments are:
- Inclusive and accessible recruitment
- Communicating vacancies externally
- Offering a guaranteed interview to people with disabilities that meet the essential criteria for our roles
- Providing reasonable adjustments
- Supporting existing employees
James Haq-Myles, Global Diversity & Inclusion and Wellbeing, said:
“We are delighted to be part of the Disability Confident scheme. At Travelex we recognise the need to equip our colleagues to have the right tools to ensure a supportive culture.
“As part of our Disability Confident commitment we will be launching a line manager training for ability inclusion, to build on becoming a world class employer that supports colleagues with disabilities, impairments and health conditions.”
Andrea Gordon - Global Head of Communications +44 (0) 20 7812 5500
Headquartered in London, Travelex has a rich heritage in foreign currency, pioneering the travellers’ cheques of the past and the digital payments of the future. With a presence in over 27 countries, and over 1,200 stores at both on-airport and off-airport locations around the world, Travelex has distilled its expertise and experience into a platform that reinvents physical and digital cross-border money movement globally to ensure its clients remain one step ahead of the competition. The platform provides financial institutions with a trusted, efficient and accurate international payments service, plus secure and reliable banknote delivery of both major and exotic currencies.
A category leading independent foreign exchange specialist, the business covers the entire value chain of the retail foreign exchange industry. Travelex Group is also active in the remittances and payments space enabling physical and digital cross-border money movement for consumers and financial institutions.
Travelex is part of the Finablr network of brands. With category renowned brands in its fold, Finablr provides a broad array of innovative and trusted financial solutions for consumers, corporates and enterprises, through its deep regulatory know-how, relentless focus on technological innovation and a global network of retail stores, digital channels, payments platforms and industry partnerships.
For more information, visit the Travelex website: www.travelex.co.uk
[i] Source: WHO (2011) World Report on Disability