Investors in People 'Platinum' for Trust
For nearly 30 years Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation. The Platinum award is a fantastic achievement for Trust, demonstrating our commitment to our people. We were first accredited by IiP in 1998 and progressed through the levels to 'Gold' recognition in 2015. The organisation was recently re-assessed and awarded the top level of accreditation - there are 4 levels of award (Standard, Silver, Gold and Platinum) - which represents the top 1% of organisations. The accreditation is external recognition of our values and positive and inclusive culture.
We launched our bold new three-year business strategy - The Time is Now - earlier this year. While we have a new strategy, our culture and values have not changed. However, as part of the development of The Time is Now, colleagues across Trust worked together to re-articulate how the culture and values are expressed and in a way that brings the personality of Trust to life and reflect the progressive business they are today.
Rhona McLeod, Trust's CEO, said. "I'm delighted that Trust and our fantastic colleagues have been recognised by the highest Investors in People accreditation. This is a terrific achievement, particularly during a global pandemic and a time of significant change for the organisation as we begin to implement our new strategy and operating model.
We are a values driven organisation. Our culture is a vital part of Trust's DNA and is what makes us the organisation we are all proud of today. Our story and culture has been enriched over the years through partnerships with like minded people and organisations, most recently Wishaw and District Housing Association.
We are also proud to be accredited as ‘Leaders in Diversity’ and we have been leading the housing sector on equality, diversity and inclusion for over 10 years. We are committed to helping to create a more equal society which respects diversity and embeds inclusion."
Bonnie Clarke, Interim Chief Executive of Remarkable, the organisation licensed to deliver Investors in People in Scotland, added, “This is a fantastic achievement for Trust, congratulations! Investors in People recognises organisations who are truly committed to their people, continuous improvement and customer service. We have supported Trust since 1998 and we’re delighted to see their ongoing dedication recognised with this Platinum award. Many congratulations."
You can read more about the Time is Now here. Link to Our Strategy (trustha.org.uk)
You can read more about our One Trust culture and values here. Link to Our Purpose, Culture & Values (trustha.org.uk)