CIC’s ‘Inclusive Environments Recognition’ certification is awarded to organisations that are following the Essential Principles Guide
HS2 is the first infrastructure company to receive the recognition, which acknowledges a commitment to inclusive design and delivery.
The certification is awarded to organisations that follow the CIC Essential Principles Guide for Clients, Developers and Contractors.
In order to be considered for recognition from CIC, organisations must submit evidence to show that they support six principles:
1. Appointment of an inclusive environmental champion at board/trustee level
2. A copy of an inclusive design strategy
3. An example of inclusive design requirements included in a project brief and project budget
4. An example of how the procurement process has addressed inclusive design
5. Evidence of the use of access and inclusive design expertise and of consultation with diverse users
6. Evidence of monitoring and appraisal of completed projects to assess outcomes and successes in creating accessible and inclusive environments
Neil Smith, inclusive design lead at HS2 Ltd, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this award. HS2 is the first new railway to be built north of London in over 100 years, so this is a unique opportunity to address the day-to-day challenges that so many passengers face.
“The CIC has recognised our commitment to ensuring that everyone has a great experience on HS2, whether visiting our stations, travelling on our trains, or working in our depots. Our spaces are designed with a ‘people first’ approach and we’re exceptionally proud of that.”
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