As an organisation, our purpose is to enable our customers, colleagues and communities to thrive.
At the heart of this purpose is our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity: To foster an inclusive working environment where all colleagues are enabled to reach their full potential – and to attract, promote and retain diverse talent at all levels. By enabling our colleagues in this way, business success is created through an increased understanding and representation of the needs of our customers and communities. This is achieved through a number of initiatives and networks:
Employee Support Networks:
Our Employee Support Networks are organised by communities of colleagues who work together to drive our progress in Inclusion & Diversity by:
- Promoting inclusion, diversity and representation of the interests of specific communities
- Providing awareness and education to build understanding and leverage the power of difference
- Creating professional and organisational opportunities through the ongoing success of these communities
- Propelling the Group’s Values, Inclusion & Diversity strategy.
These networks include-
Our Multicultural Network raises awareness and leverages the power of cultural and ethnic diversity among our workforce and communities.
Our Intergenerational Network promotes greater understanding, appreciation, and engagement among colleagues of all generations.
Our Gender Balance Network empowers both men and women to achieve business opportunities and results through balanced gender representation.
Our With Pride LGBT+ Network drives representation and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally communities, to build empowerment, the sense of belonging, and connections between communities.
Parents and Carers:
Our Parents and Carers Network provides support, guidance, and resources on balancing parenting and caring responsibilities.
Our Accessibility Network enables customers, colleagues and communities to thrive from the perspective of accessibility and disability inclusion.