Diversity and equal opportunities
All Group employment policies and practices require that an individual's skills, experience and talent are the sole determinants in recruitment and career development rather than age, beliefs, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, religion and sexual orientation.
The Group is committed to supporting employment policies and practices that make provision for equal opportunities and non-discrimination, and that comply with relevant local legislation and accepted employment practice codes.
Within the Group local diversity programmes are conducted and salaries are linked to job evaluations to promote equality of opportunity. As a manufacturing organisation there are challenges in attracting females into the industry. All divisions have been working on bringing more female representation into leadership positions, at both executive level and in sales and development roles.
Training, development and retention
The Group supports the continuing professional development of all its employees. Where appropriate, skills development training is provided to employees to enable them to perform their duties and to facilitate career progression opportunities. Training schemes around the Group include apprenticeship schemes, vocational training and personal employee development.