Our approach to diversity and inclusion goes beyond just compliance. We view it as a key driver of business performance, growth and innovation.
We believe in a culture where employees are actively encouraged to contribute to the performance of the Company and are supported in developing their individual abilities. Diversity is a key consideration within our recruitment and internal promotion practices and policies, and we work hard to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the communities around us.
We expect all of our people to play their part in helping us create a truly diverse and inclusive organisation that respects differences and values all contributions. We continue to focus on and raise awareness of diversity and inclusion through Employee Resource Groups, our company magazine, internal website and various other communication channels.
We measure gender diversity globally, and have made significant progress in the past few years. Female representation in the company was tracking at 27% of our global workforce at the end of 2016 – up from just over 23% at the end of 2011 and at senior management level, women represent nearly 28% of the population at the end of 2016 – up from 18% at the end of 2011.
The Board of Tate & Lyle PLC recognises the importance of Board diversity and has developed a Board Diversity policy to facilitate this.