ESB marks World Day for Cultural Diversity

  • 36 nationalities from 725-strong ESB International workforce celebrate diversity at new Dublin Airport HQ
  • Long-standing dedication to diversity in engineering consultancy that has successfully operated in 120 countries worldwide 

19 May 2017

ESB’s commitment towards a more consciously inclusive workplace continues, by celebrating diversity and creating an environment that supports all employees to fulfil their potential.

ESB has today celebrated UN’s World Day for Cultural Diversity which takes place this year on Saturday 20 May. ESB International, its engineering consultancy subsidiary, hosted a special celebratory breakfast which showcased the diversity within the organisation, and was attended by staff who hail from 36 countries around the world (photos attached).

In December 2002, the UN General Assembly declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. ESB International is no stranger to the concept of cultural diversity, as it has successfully operated in over 120 countries across the globe, since its establishment in 1975.

Joyce Farrell, Human Resources Manager at ESB International, says: “Cultural interaction and awareness enriches our working lives, fosters innovation and creativity and makes sound business sense. ESB Group benefits hugely as an organisation from diversity, and ESB International in particular can draw on the range of skills and experiences to meet the needs of our clients around the globe. We are extremely proud to be home to so many employees from different parts of the globe. It is fitting that we take time out to celebrate this special day, intended for individuals and companies alike to deepen their understanding of the values of cultural diversity.”

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NOTES TO EDITOR:

About ESB International

ESB International is a leading global engineering consultancy specialising in the power industry. The company focuses on the delivery of large scale, capital infrastructure projects for international clients and for its parent company ESB, helping them to optimise their energy related projects and strategies.

Since its establishment in 1975, it has completed projects in 120 countries and helped clients around the world in delivering modern, efficient and dependable energy systems which can transform the economies and societies that they serve.

ESB International, which is wholly owned by ESB, and employs 725 staff across operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. ESB International is committed to being a successful, responsible and progressive company, contributing to economic and social progress in the regions where it operates.