Champion diversity and inclusion
We know that for our business to thrive, and for Guinness Nigeria to realise its ambition as the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products company in Nigeria, we must build a truly diverse and inclusive workforce with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow; and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.
Our efforts to champion diversity and inclusion across our business are driven at the very highest level and supported by a range of dedicated employee networks such as our Spirited Women network; creating opportunities for women not just within our business, but in the wider society.
Beyond industry standards
Diversity and inclusion is enshrined in our Global Human Rights Policy. Every employee and person we work with is entitled to human rights without discrimination. In all aspects of employment, we treat employees justly according to their abilities to meet the requirements of the role. We will not discriminate based on factors such as race, religion, colour, ethnicity, national origin, disability, gender, or marital status.
However, our commitment goes beyond industry standards and policies. We are proud of the progress we have made to date to achieve greater diversity at the most senior level, where women currently make up 33% of our Board and 38% of our Leadership Team. And our ambition continues with an intent to have our extended leadership team 35% female by 2020.
Additional ways we are going above beyond industry standards and policies:
- We ensure participation and partnership with external female associations.
- A Diversity Board, which is chaired by our MD, Baker Magunda, and other members of the Guinness Nigeria Leadership team. The board provides the overarching vision, governance and target setting for diversity and inclusion across the business.
- 26 weeks fully paid Maternity leave for female employees and 4 weeks Paternity leave for male employees on full rate of pay.
- A well-embedded Flexible working policy that takes into cognisance employees’ circumstances for flexible and adaptable work arrangements.