Becoming a truly diverse and inclusive company is not only the right thing to do, it is crucial to helping us grow our business, attract and retain talent, and engage the people who buy our products.
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"Diversity & Inclusion is one of the things that we want Unilever to be famous for.
This means making sure our business is fair, attracting and retaining
the very best talent and helping them unlock their full potential."
Alan Jope, Chief Executive Officer
Dove, Lipton, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Axe, Knorr, Surf. Our world-famous brands are totally different – and as people, so are we. Be surrounded by individually different but like-minded people who share your values, commitment and desire to start or pursue a career across different cultures and levels of seniority where you do good things every day. Bring your real self to work, here we combine our differences to achieve greater things.
Develop into your best self. Get inspired by leaders and peers and create life-shaping experiences for yourself. Unilever offers an inspirational working environment where you will be mentored and nurtured by bright minds and purpose-led leaders. Use your skills and knowledge, and the tools we provide you to experience all that Unilever can offer across brands and around the world. You have the ability to craft a flexible – and global – career.
Our policies & flexible working
At Unilever, we have a range of market-leading, family-friendly and flexible working policies, which enable our employees to balance their day-to-day responsibilities.
These policies and practices include:
- Agile working, which gives employees the possibility to work remotely and flex their own hours, whilst ensuring business needs are met.
- Flexible working arrangements including, but not limited to, part-time and job share opportunities.
- Enhanced leave policies - all employees taking maternity or shared parental leave have up to 16 weeks’ paid leave and some eligible employees can have up to 39 weeks’ paid leave. In addition, our Maternity & Paternity Services portal provides online resources to support employees at all stages of parenthood, as well as tailored guidance for line managers.
- Practical support including, nursery benefits and back-up care for parents and carers.
- A constant focus on wellbeing for employees, including regular health checks, mental health support and our Employee Assistance Programme.
Mentoring & training
We have a strong culture of mentoring, training and learning across the organisation, with a range of resources and initiatives available:
- Mentoring and coaching
- Leadership and general business skills training, including unconscious bias
- Learning for all, via access to internal and external resources
- Workshops which support personal and team development.
Our ambition: unlocking talent through disability inclusion
The World Health Organization estimates that there are one billion people in the world currently living with a disability. That’s about 15% of the global population, or 1 in 7 of us. And the statistics suggest that people living with disabilities are among the most marginalised populations in the world in terms of employment and educational opportunity.
Removing the barriers facing people living with disability is a priority for our business. It isn’t just the right thing to do – we believe that creating equality of opportunity will unlock a huge pool of talent. It also gets to the heart of the ambition to ‘leave no one behind’ – and could contribute to the five Sustainable Development Goals which explicitly reference disability and to the wider sustainable development agenda.
In 2018, we set ourselves global commitments to achieve by 2025:
- to be the number one employer of choice for people with disabilities, and
- to increase the number of employees with disabilities to 5% of our total workforce.
These are ambitious targets. They involve transforming the way we recruit and train our people. And they mean adapting both the way we work and our workplaces, so that we can support people with disabilities to reach their full potential.
"We cannot be an inclusive organisation unless we ensure that we have created the conditions
and the culture for people with a disability to thrive."
Leena Nair, our Chief HR Officer