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Diversity and Inclusion at Whitbread

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At Whitbread we believe that embracing difference is not only the right thing, it’s the smart thing. Diversity in people creates diversity of thought, and diversity of thought leads to new ways of thinking and doing. So we aren’t just accepting of difference, we value it and we welcome it with open arms.

We’re committed to supporting all our colleagues, including those from under-represented groups such as those who are ethnically diverse, identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non-binary or use another term, and people with disabilities.  Whilst we have made significant progress in the last 12 months, we recognise we have more to do, to be both more diverse and more inclusive.

Find out more in our Diversity and Inclusion Report

Our commitments to greater diversity and inclusion

Our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy is split into eight commitments. These commitments give us a tangible set of actions that we are committed to delivering – positive actions that we know will make the difference to our teams, our guests and what we stand for.

Our Diversity Commitments

  • Target IconTargets for senior leadership population
  • Target IconTargets for middle management population
  • Network IconInvest in a diverse talent pipeline
  • People IconCollect data to understand how our teams identify

Our Inclusion Commitments

  • Idea IconEquip our teams to be confident and capable in D&I
  • Person IconActive networks that give minority groups a voice
  • Magnifying Glass IconReview our policies and practices
  • Key IconCelebrate key events

Our four inclusion networks

To support our diversity and inclusion commitments we have Four Inclusion Networks which is open to all our teams. They are critical to the work we do, working alongside our D&I Centre of Excellence to drive meaningful change.

enAble Network
Gender Equality Network
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Race Religion and Cultural Heritage Network

Our External Recognition

We are pleased to receive external recognition for the progress we have made to become more diverse and inclusive, and will continue to build on this.

Stonewall Inclusive Employer Gold Award 2023
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Lgbtqie Top 100 2023 White
Exemplary Employer Badge 2023

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