As at 31 March 2016, 23.5% of our 25,068 employees were female and 14.5% were from ethnic minority groups. This compares with 23.6% and 14.1% respectively at 31 March 2015.
Around 30.5% of our management team are female; around 10.7% are from ethnic minority groups.
As at 31 March 2016, 27.3% of our Board members were female; 9.1% were ethnic minorities.
We aim to develop and operate our business with an inclusive and diverse culture, with equal opportunity in recruitment, career development, training and reward. This applies to all of our employees regardless of race, gender identity, nationality, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion and background. Our policies support the attraction and retention of the best people, improve effectiveness, deliver superior performance and enhance our success.
In the UK, we were recognised as a Times Top Employer for Women for 2015 and continue to support Stonewall, the Business Disability Forum and Inclusive Employers.