We are committed to enabling an inclusive culture where diversity of all forms is highly valued.
We want to attract, retain and develop the best people. By removing barriers and being inclusive, we will better engage and develop the brilliant talent we need to succeed in an ever-changing world.
We want to be a place where the best talent wants to work – male or female – and where anyone can develop and progress. Yet with only 24 per cent of our people being female, we face a clear and significant challenge to improve gender diversity.
Our senior leaders set the tone by actively showing what it means to be inclusive through their words and actions. All senior leaders are going through unconscious bias training to become more aware of the biases that block diversity in the workplace, as well as equipping line managers through training and tool kits.
We are giving a voice to female leaders through reciprocal mentoring, where female employees are paired with senior leaders to learn from one another.
Every day experiences of work matter, so we’re reviewing working practices and introducing new policies, processes and talent development programmes.
We will be providing opportunities for everyone to develop through access to internal and external networks, career coaching, workshops and forums.
This is not a quick fix – and that’s why it’s important to track, and respond to, our short and long-term progress, including the way people feel about working at De Beers Group.