Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture in which diversity is recognized and valued
As a global employer, we appreciate the value that a diverse and inclusive workforce brings to running a sustainable and successful business.
Since our earliest days reaching back to the 1950’s, we have been a company that employs, empowers, and supports all members of our communities. We have always put our people’s safety first, and the salient principle in our history as an employer has been equality, inclusivity, and a mutual respect for our diverse workforce.
Why diversity and inclusion matters
Our people are fundamental to our success.
By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and giving each person the opportunity to contribute with their knowledge, skills, experience and perspectives, we create exceptional value for all our stakeholders.
Our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce
We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture in which diversity is recognized and valued.
Our employment strategy has resulted in a diverse global workforce encompassing 25 nationalities located in ten countries, with multiple ethnicities, religious beliefs, cultures, ages, orientations, and other traits working together respectfully and with a shared sense of purpose.
However, we know that there is always more work to be done.
We strive to continue to improve our diversity and inclusion through our groupwide diversity and inclusion program, which aims to ensure fairness, equality and diversity in recruiting, compensating, motivating, retaining, and promoting employees.
We have set internal benchmarks and targets to improve our recruitment processes, conduct de-biasing training, provide sponsorship and mentorship of minority employees, and develop employee networks that help them succeed.
With an eye on the future of our industry, we also support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) education programs in many of our local communities, with a focus on girls and minority students.
Our employees’ collective commitment to their colleagues
Our values drive the promotion of diversity and inclusion across our group, making clear the requirement for all our people to be open to different ideas and cultures – this means listening to each other, treating people fairly, being inclusive and valuing different perspectives.
By adhering to our Code of Conduct and embodying our values, every employee commits to:
- treating all individuals with respect, tolerance, dignity, and without prejudice to maintain a mutually respectful, collaborative, and positive working environment;
- deal fairly with others, including business partners, customers, competitors and colleagues;
- take pride in their workplace, work, and professional development, and
- being a safety and sustainability steward.