Equal opportunities for all
Shell’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) team takes great pride in actively promoting equal opportunities for disabled employees. It’s this commitment that first attracted Andy Kneen, HR Manager Trading and Supply, to the organisation.
Andy was involved in a road traffic accident soon after graduating from university. After two years of rehabilitation, he felt ready to find a job.
After a few years Andy wanted to give something back, so in 2005 he joined Shell’s UK enABLE Network, which at the time was a small employee group that discussed disability issues in the workplace.
Since then, there are now six enABLE Networks across the globe, including the UK, the Netherlands, France, the USA, Canada and Brazil.
“We use the network to raise awareness about different kinds of disability and impairments. It gives us the power to lobby the organisation and make the work environment more inclusive.”
For Andy it’s a chance to give back, for Shell it’s an opportunity to create an environment that empowers everyone to reach their full potential.