Diversity and inclusion
In order to build our reputation as a good employer and attract candidates from the widest talent pools, countries and regions adopt different approaches to diversity, reaching out to recruit from under-represented groups in their businesses. In North America, the recruitment of veterans who bring relevant skills and an inherent understanding of security risks continues, whilst in the UK our businesses are some of the few in the security sector to have been awarded Disability Confident level 2 status as a result of their commitment to identify and remove barriers which impact on the employment of people with disabilities
To harness our great diversity and enable all our employees to realise their potential, we encourage our businesses to create inclusive working environments. Tools including online cultural awareness training and cultural calendars are available to employees, and we encourage colleagues to seek, acknowledge and value differences. Robust policies are in place, which make it clear that we do not tolerate any form of discrimination. If employees believe they are unfairly treated we offer multiple channels for raising concerns, including our global reporting hotline, Speak Out.
The Group’s diversity metrics are reviewed regularly, and we take the opportunity to reach out to under-represented groups through our recruitment at all levels. Whilst security continues to be seen as a less attractive career opportunity for women, we are making progress in other areas of diversity. For example, we continue to receive recognition for the employment opportunities offered to military and law enforcement veterans.
In March 2018, we published our UK Gender Pay Gap Report for the relevant UK businesses. As well as explaining the reasons for any gaps, the report also sets out the actions we are taking to achieve the progress required as part of our wider diversity and inclusion strategy.
Gender Pay report