Ethnicity and Culture
We encourage our people to use Workplace to share all of their cultural celebrations with our global business. In Singapore and across our EMEA region, we’ve held ‘Ramadan Day’, which invites our non-Muslim colleagues to fast for a day shortly before the end of Ramadan, and to then celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Our teams in India celebrate the eve of Dussehra with an ‘ethnic wear’ competition, which asks colleagues to share their heritage through wearing their native dress.
We host ‘cultural conversations’ to create safe spaces for all employees globally to discuss and share not only their personal experiences as a method of education and cultural learning for others across the organisation, but as a way to contribute to our overall ED&I mission to drive change. These have included conversations on BLM, Stop Asian Hate, Pride, as well as other key areas and topics relating to ethnicity and culture.
In 2021 we furthered our commitment to inclusivity for all by signing up to the Halo Code - which, although a UK commitment, we have rolled out as a global principle across our business.