We will attract, develop and motivate a highly talented and diverse workforce within a safe and healthy workplace.
Supporting our employees
We believe that people make a company successful and sustainable. Our aim is to recruit the best people, develop diverse and inclusive teams and provide our employees with rewarding careers in an environment that supports their development. To give their best and achieve their full potential, they need a safe, healthy and positive working environment.
We focus on three main areas:
- Diversity and inclusion
- Health and safety
- Employee wellbeing
We believe that accountability for diversity rests at all levels of the business and we have a local Diversity Council, working with cross-functional business leaders, in order to extend diversity and inclusion. We are also committed to the development of young people within the food and drink industry, and sites such as Sidcup continue to run an apprenticeship programme and support the GB Supply Chain Graduate Programme.
We operate a national Business Unit Safety Council, and health and safety committees at each of our manufacturing operations and sales and distribution sites. Six of our operations facilities recorded no lost-time accidents in 2015.
We seek to ensure that employees are safe and healthy, with a positive mindset. We help support this through our employee benefit packages as well as programmes we offer to help them manage and improve their own health and wellbeing.
We also encourage our employees to get involved in community projects through volunteering or fund-raising as well as supporting them with their own initiatives to help charities in their local community.
In 2015, we hosted our second Unified Sports Tournament with Special Olympics GB, bringing together competitors with and without a learning disability to compete on the same teams. People from our sites at Morpeth, Wakefield and East Kilbride and more than 20 Special Olympics GB athletes took part in six-a-side football, badminton, carpet bowls and boccia.