Skip to main content

Aggregate Industries backs Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

Published by , Deputy Editor
World Cement,

Leading construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries is delighted to announce it has signed up to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme in a move to offer better assistance to staff and customers in need of additional support.

Launched in 2016, the scheme includes lanyards branded with the distinctive Sunflower symbol, which discreetly indicates that the wearer may require additional support, help or a little more time. It aims to assist people with disabilities which are not always immediately obvious – such as autistic spectrum condition, dementia, visual impairments or those who are hard of hearing.

The initiative is being spearheaded by the newly established Aggregate Industries Disability Affinity Network (AIDA), a dedicated committee passionate about improving access and inclusivity for staff and customers with disabilities. As such, acting swiftly, the company has already created Aggregate Industries’ UK branded Sunflower lanyards as well as face mask exemption badges.

James Roberts, Human Resources Director at Aggregate Industries UK, said: “As an organisation that’s committed to building a more inclusive workforce and working environments, we’re incredibly proud to back the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme – rolling it out across our sites nationwide.

“The scheme is excellent and is just one of the ways our newly created Aggregate Industries Disability Affinity Network (AIDA) will be working to provide extra support and access for colleagues and customers with non-obvious conditions that may require extra support.”

Established earlier this year, AIDA is part of Aggregate Industries’ wider Affinity Networks programme aimed at championing equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation. The Affinity Networks currently consist of four internal groups focused on Disability, LGBTQ+, Women in Construction and Black and Ethnic Minorities (BAME), which will be further expanded in the future.

Read the article online at:

You might also like


Ready to revolutionise the cement industry?

Join World Cement in Lisbon, 10 – 13 March 2024, for our first in-person conference and exhibition: EnviroTech.

This exclusive knowledge and networking event will bring together cement producers, industry leaders, technical experts, analysts, and other stakeholders to discuss the latest technologies, processes, and policies being deployed at the forefront of the cement industry’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.

Get your early bird tickets NOW »


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):


This article has been tagged under the following:

European cement news Construction news