Purple LightUp Day 2022
#PURPLELIGHTUP– an annual event
3 December 2022 marks #PURPLELIGHTUP – the global movement that highlights the economic importance of the 386 million disabled employees around the world.
This movement was initiated in 2017 and continues to be led by PurpleSpace annually on 3 December to help celebrate the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)
Here at tpgroup we annually support this important event – you’ll notice that our website accent colour has changed to purple for the day – we’ll also be posting #PURPLELIGHTUPfocused social media messages across the business.
Our people are engaged to both celebrate this day and to raise awareness of the programme’s importance.
Government’s Disability Confident Scheme
tpgroup is part of the Government’s Disability Confident Scheme which encourages employers to think differently about disabilities and to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.
Signing up as a disability confident organisation in 2019, tpgroup made 5 commitments:
- Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
- Communicating and promoting vacancies through a range of channels.
- Offering interviews to disabled people
- Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
- Supporting existing employees who acquire a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work.
More information on #PurpleLightUp
PurpleSpace has been driving momentum for disability inclusion across hundreds of organisations, reaching thousands of employees in different ways. This includes lighting up iconic buildings purple, holding events, developing workplace policies for disabled employees and sparking conversations about disability inclusion worldwide.
In 2022 #PurpleLightUp continues the momentum including the ‘Leader To Leader’ conversation. Disability Employee Resource Group/Network Leaders will be invited to have a ‘Leader To Leader’ conversation with their CEO to discuss the role they can play in creating an environment where people with disabilities can grow/develop their own personal disability confidence.