Our approach to Diversity and Inclusion
We believe in building an inclusive and diverse workforce which reflects the communities in which we operate, and that diversity in our thinking and inclusivity in our behaviours are both key to ensuring the long-term success of our business.
We aim to attract new recruits from as wide a talent pool as possible, benefitting from the insights and contribution of colleagues with different professional expertise, cultures and backgrounds.
And we believe in retaining diverse talent by making people feel included and valued – supporting and championing a range of groups and annual initiatives and events such as Pride, Black History Month and International Womens' Day.
To help us achieve our goals, we are working towards a number of Group-wide D&I ambitions that will drive our activities to 2025. They aim to demonstrate:
- That our people are demographically diverse at all levels with appropriate ambitions set by our individual OpCos.
- Progress in gender balance at all levels across the organisation.
- Proactive engagement of minority communities in all our geographies. (e.g. liaison with local underprivileged schools, opening work experience opportunities to members of these schools etc.)
- That our brand is an inclusive one, and that we will work with organisations that share our values.