Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
However, we’re aware that we need to spark uncomfortable conversations and foster ongoing reflection for us to raise awareness. We’re proud to have developed training programs for our teams. We’ve also set high expectations for ourselves with our Corporate Responsibility Roadmap. That’s how we’re able to keep tackling bias and why we focus on five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) dimensions to include everyone.
We empower women: promoting gender equality
We are convinced that striving for Gender Equality creates a better life for all. We’re committed to everyday actions to ensure gender balance in all levels of the organization, and provide opportunities for all genders to grow and advance. We empower women in our business and in local communities, holding ourselves accountable for reaching our gender targets in senior leaders and management.
Our SoTogether global advisory board drives our global gender equality strategy, and our employees can join one of our 23 SoTogether Gender Networks to address gender concerns.
We respect cultures, ethnicity, and origin: Elevating equity
We have many actions in place to elevate equity in our organization, addressing unconscious bias, and provide growth opportunities across race, ethnicity, and refugee status. We have set goals for hiring refugees globally. We seek to empower women, support health and well-being and stimulate community growth through employment with indigenous communities.
We also evaluate the racial and ethnic composition of our leadership teams, aspiring to reflect the same diversity in our leadership teams as we see in our employees throughout the organization.
We provide opportunities to access initiatives supporting disability inclusion
One in seven people worldwide have a disability. As a global employer, we want to attract talent and enable everyone to reach their full potential. For us to reach that goal, we raise awareness through e-learning modules that help our teams respond to mental health signs and we’re a member of The Valuable 500 – an international initiative that unlocks value for people living with disabilities.
Disability Voice, at the global level, provides learning opportunities across multiple aspects of disabilities, partnering on the Mental Health and Well-being Portal, advocating for self-identification and celebrating international celebrations in the people with disabilities community.
We advocate for all sexual orientations and gender identities
We value every stage of life: Generational contributions to the workplace
With a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, we encourage each and every one of our employees to bring their best selves to work each day, as when you feel seen, heard and appreciated, it shows in not only your employee experience, but in the experience of each one of our customers.
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