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XPO Logistics launches training for neurodiversity champions
Wed, 3rd Apr 2024

XPO Logistics, a provider of sustainable and innovative end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, has announced that it is offering training to 'neurodiversity champions' as part of its commitment to cultivating a more inclusive working environment.

Neurodiversity refers to the diverse functioning of people's brains and minds. This initiative from XPO is designed to cater to the needs of colleagues within the company who are either neurodiverse or have shown an interest in advocating for neurodiversity.

The programme intends to delve into the experiences of neurodiverse individuals and the legal and ethical considerations surrounding neurodiversity. The aim is to create neuro-inclusive environments within the company and instil a broader understanding of neurodiversity. The training seeks to identify neurodiversity champions, aiming to boost understanding, drive necessary changes, and effectively promote neurodiversity within the business.

Lynn Brown, VP of HR at XPO Logistics UK and Ireland, highlights the company's pioneering stance on neurodiversity. The company aims to establish itself as a neuro-inclusive employer. Recognising the lack of resources for neurodiverse adults, XPO is dedicated to fostering a workplace where everyone feels accepted and empowered to be themselves.

Lynn Brown said, "XPO is leading the way in our industry when it comes to talking about neurodiversity, and we are on a pathway to ensure that we are a neuro-inclusive employer. However, we are finding that information and support in this area are limited for adults."

"We want to create an environment where all individuals feel welcomed and can bring their whole selves to work and feel supported. This commitment will help us remain an employer of choice for people everywhere."

XPO Logistics is at the forefront of the supply chain industry in Europe, providing comprehensive logistics solutions that incorporate full-truckload, less-than-truckload, pallet distribution, last-mile delivery, global freight forwarding, and warehousing services. The company prides itself on offering services tailored to meet the unique needs of its wide array of customers, who operate in various industrial and consumer sectors.

XPO Logistics' initiative to train neurodiversity champions underscores its dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace where all individuals feel valued and supported. By addressing the needs of neurodiverse colleagues and promoting understanding throughout the organisation, XPO is setting a commendable example within the industry.

As the company continues to prioritise diversity and inclusion, it not only enhances its internal culture but also strengthens its position as an employer of choice committed to serving diverse customer needs effectively. With its innovative approach to logistics and a commitment to embracing neurodiversity, XPO Logistics is poised to make a lasting impact in the supply chain industry and beyond.