Our approach to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) recognises that achievement of our overall goals needs to take account of business maturity, regional variations and local legislation.
Implementation of our strategy therefore takes place at three levels:
- Aligned to our People Strategy governance, Group sets policy and the broad framework to ensure consistency of approach, as well as providing clarity on key areas of focus through the Group Talent Centre of Expertise.
- Divisional Executive Management Teams are responsible for appropriate Divisional adherence to policy and Group strategy, maintaining a Divisional D&I strategy aligned to the overall Group framework with priorities appropriate to their geographies, sectors, employee base and local legislation. Divisional Human Resources Directors (HRDs) are responsible for implementing policy, strategy and governance across the Division, supported by their D&I Leads. Progress is reported through normal business review and governance frameworks.
- For some Business Units or contracts within a Division, a further level of focus is appropriate. This would be the case in businesses of a particular size, in particular geographies, or according to local customer specifications.
For more details of our people policy and strategy governance, see also: Employee engagement and development.