High Speed Two
Diversity and inclusion consultancy for Europe's largest infrastructure project
High Speed Two (HS2) is Europe’s largest infrastructure project supporting 25,000 jobs during construction, including 2,000 apprenticeships. The high-speed passenger railway will bridge the north-south divide forming the backbone of Britain’s transport network. HS2 is expected to carry around 100 million passengers a year, when fully operational.
HS2’s vision is to be a catalyst for growth across Britain with an ambition to transform the economic shape of the country by bringing our cities closer together, driving regional regeneration, promoting growth and creating opportunities for local, disadvantaged and underrepresented people and companies.
The engineering sector is widely viewed as a traditional one. Established in 2009, HS2 Ltd is seen as a leader in diversity best practice and has set itself and its supply chain ambitious goals on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) – to be best in class and known for being exemplar on EDI. The HS2 Inclusive Procurement Model operates to support this ambition. The model makes EDI central to winning bids, ensuring promises made at the bid stage are kept and regular monitoring is in place to measure progress.