Building a diverse and inclusive culture
We’re at the beginning of our diversity and inclusion (D&I) journey but we’ve already made important progress. We appointed a D&I expert to lead on this work, agreed a set of KPIs for each of our business units, and established a nine-point plan to address gender imbalance at senior levels. Our employees now benefit from flexible working and enhanced maternity/paternity leave policies, and we completed a comprehensive pay gap analysis. We also sponsored the Dive In Festival for the third consecutive year, an annual series of events around diversity and inclusion that takes place across 17 countries and 32 cities.
In 2018, our focus on D&I as a strategic priority continues to be led at Board level as we broaden the scope of activities beyond gender, drive more specific and targeted action, and ensure D&I is firmly on the management agenda of each of our business units. We will also complete important analysis work to better understand the extent to which we are supporting and retaining women returning to work from maternity leave.