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Equality, diversity and inclusion in MEA

We solve some of the most complex engineering problems that the Middle East and Africa face today – applying innovative thinking, pioneering technologies and outstanding projects to create the best outcome for clients and society, every single time. And this is all made possible by the people who make up SNC-Lavalin and Atkins.

From our work on Shell Pearl GTL to transforming cities with Dubai Opera and Riyadh Metro, our community of diverse thought and different perspectives come together to make incredible things happen. It's a community that shares in the belief that everyone's voice is valuable and should be treated equally. A community that understands that everyone deserves to feel like they belong - no exceptions. 

In the Middle East and Africa region, we have specific areas of focus that we're promising to deliver on. They differ from our other regions and have been carefully selected to reflect what we've heard matters most to people here. These commitments are to:

  • Identify and recruit from the most diverse talent pool 
  • Deliver on our pledge as part of signing the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles (click here to learn more
  • Develop new and improved ways to sponsor talent from underrepresented groups 


More than just commercial imperatives, these are our responsibilities as a business committed to leading the change we want to see in the Middle East and Africa region. We know that it won’t be easy. There’s no two ways about it. But they’re the first steps in our journey to become an even more diverse and inclusive business, and we’re committed to making progress. Why? Because, simply put, it’s the right thing to do.

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