London, UK – 7 July 2014: Aimia, a global leader in loyalty management and the company that operates the Nectar programme, was awarded three trophies at the ENEI Awards (Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion) on 2nd July at the Law Society, London.
The prestigious ENEI awards celebrate organisations with a commitment to good practice that goes above and beyond legal compliance and use innovative approaches that will inspire other employers.
Aimia, employing 650 employees in the UK, was highly celebrated for its achievements in equality and inclusion winning:
1. The Small Employer of the Year Award
2. The Inclusive Culture Award
3. The Wellbeing at Work Award (declared joint winner with Marks and Spencer)
The triple win shows that Aimia is recognised for its astounding work in creating an inclusive culture and adopting a holistic approach to culture change with its UK business. Much of the work was based on the recommendations of its own innovative research which it put into practice: educating employees about unconscious bias, working to remove hurdles to women moving into more senior positions and encouraging a now flourishing group of employee networks. The company showed its commitment to employee well-being by introducing dedicated training to help its employees switch off from work, resulting in lower perceived stress and improved positive mood amongst staff. Alongside this, a wide range of physical well-being initiatives were put in place, which has significantly improved both employee and business performance.
Commenting on the awards, Jan-Pieter Lips, President, EMEA at Aimia, said:
“It’s great to see Aimia being recognised as a UK leader in challenging bias in the workplace and creating an outstanding environment for its employees. This is a fantastic achievement and a proud moment for Aimia as an employer.”
Megan Ratcliffe, Aimia, 020 7152 4881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aimia Inc. (“Aimia”) is a global leader in loyalty management. Employing more than 4,300 people in 20 countries worldwide, Aimia offers clients, partners and members proven expertise in launching and managing coalition loyalty programs, delivering proprietary loyalty services, creating value through loyalty analytics and driving innovation in the emerging digital, mobile and social communications spaces.
Aimia owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program, Nectar, the United Kingdom’s largest coalition loyalty program, Nectar Italia, and Smart Button, a leading provider of SaaS loyalty solutions. In addition, Aimia owns stakes in Air Miles Middle East, Travel Club, Spain’s leading coalition loyalty program, Club Premier, Mexico’s leading coalition loyalty program, China Rewards, the first coalition loyalty program in China that enables members to earn and redeem a common currency and Think Big, the owner and operator of BIG – AirAsia and Tune Group’s loyalty program. Aimia also holds minority positions in Cardlytics, a US-based private company operating in card-linked marketing, Brazil’s Prismah Fidelidade, and i2c, a joint venture with Sainsbury’s offering insight and data analytics services in the UK to retailers and suppliers. Aimia is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: AIM). For more information, visit us at www.aimia.com.