As an organisation, we aim to employ the best people for the job and help them thrive. We do this by considering talented people from the whole community, making our business attractive for them to join and providing an environment where they can be themselves and give their best. We provide decent work for all our people and aim to have a workforce that is truly diverse. With this, our businesses can perform to their absolute potential and achieve our ambitious economic growth plans, as well as deliver individual success.
Improvement in how we approach inclusion and diversity must start with our leaders. In the last year, we have started the change in profile of our PLC and Executive Board to represent broader society. We have seen an increase in visible, diverse role models and improvement in our Gender Pay gap. We now insist that all recruitment short lists must be representative of the communities we work within, and where possible, we ask for a 50/50 gender split. However, our principle in recruitment remains "the best person for the job".