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We value difference at Whitbread

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 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.

  • Gold Award for Excellence and 1st in sector in the 2022 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
  • Ranked 24th in the Financial Times Diversity Leaders Index
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FT Leader in Diversity 2022

Our commitments to greater diversity and inclusion

Our eight Diversity and Inclusion 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 commitments to greater diversity

  1. Diversity targets for senior leadership population with targets of 8% ethnic minority and 40% female representation by the end of 2023
  2. Invest in a diverse talent pipeline
  3. Increase gender and ethnic diversity in management through recruitment and talent practices
  4. Collect data to understand how our teams identify

Our commitments to championing inclusivity

  1. Equip our teams to be confident and capable in D&I
  2. Review our policies and practices
  3. Active networks that give minority groups a voice
  4. Celebrate key events

What does inclusion mean to us in Whitbread?

Our inclusion commitments help create a culture where everyone is able to belong and be themselves at work.  Our four inclusion networks are critical to the work that we do, and there are many ways we bring this to life across the organisation.

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Our Four Inclusion Networks are safe communities open to all our teams, who work alongside our D&I Centre of Excellence to drive meaningful change.

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Gender Equality Network
Race Religion and Cultural Heritage Network

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