It is a testament to them that despite unprecedented operational challenges, they have continued to serve our clients, consumers and communities with passion, creativity and care, whilst maintaining an unwavering focus on health and safety.
We work hard to build an open culture in which our people can thrive, feeling safe and valued for who they are and what they bring to Compass.
We believe that diversity of thought, experience and background at every level makes us a better business. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent which reflects the communities in which we live and work. The Group takes a holistic approach to ensure people feel welcome and are treated fairly and with respect, regardless of their background, including but not limited to race, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, belief or experience. We are also active members and signatories of Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure (WiHTL), 30% Club, UN Global Compact: Target Gender Equality Accelerator Programme, Race at Work Charter and Valuable 500.
Personal skills and career growth are Compass commitments. We want everyone to have the opportunity to develop their skills. Over the last 12 months we have launched virtual training and development programmes using the new digital capabilities embraced during the pandemic. The new methods of delivery have added engaging, interactive solutions to our broad portfolio of Learning and Development offers.
As our people are at the centre of our business, it is crucial that they have a voice in the way we operate. Their meaningful engagement enables our business and their experiences to continue to improve.
Listening to what our colleagues have to say and making changes to improve their experience is one way we can positively impact them and their families. We have a structured approach to delivering our ambition to create truly inclusive workplaces, which is based on continuous listening, gathering insights, taking action and proactive communications.
Personal skills and career growth are Compass commitments. We want everyone to have the opportunity to develop their skills. Here's some examples of how we have been bringing this to life throughout 2021:
Creating an environment where colleagues are welcomed and can be themselves, feel they belong and fulfil their potential puts us one step ahead:
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“Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is an essential factor: global and societal movements have pushed it to the forefront for employees, customers, clients and investors. It touches every part of our business, from the way we recruit and retain talent, to our supply chain and the communities in which we operate. At Compass, our diverse talent is our strength, and we are committed to creating lifelong careers and opportunities so that they can flourish.”
Sabina Khanom, Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion