Our business performance and our customers’ experience depend on our ability to attract, develop and retain talented individuals at all levels.
We strive to create an open, diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees feel equally valued and understand that ethical conduct is critical to our business success.
We are very clear about the behaviours we expect from everyone who works for Vodafone. These are defined by our global policies and set out in our Business Principles and Code of Conduct. They are also reinforced in The Digital Vodafone Way, the guidance we provide to all our employees on how they should behave in order to ensure Vodafone is admired and respected by our customers and by society as a whole. Speed, simplicity and trust remain our three core principles.
Equipping people with the skills they need to succeed
Building a diverse and inclusive business
It is fundamental that our employees feel they belong. Our employees should not be subject to discrimination at work. In our 2019 annual Global People Survey, 90% of employees who responded said they felt they were treated fairly, regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural background or beliefs. In addition, 87% of our employees felt they were able to be themselves at work.
We expect those who work with us to conduct themselves with dignity and respect in their dealings with customers, co-workers, partners, suppliers, local communities and any other stakeholders affected by, or with an interest in, Vodafone’s activities. This expectation, mandated in our Code of Conduct, applies across all of our businesses, to our employees’ interactions with all individuals regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or any other factor.
In our aspiration to become the world’s best employer for women by 2025, increasing the proportion of women in management and senior leadership roles is a core focus of our global diversity and inclusion programmes.
Helping our employees to stay safe, fit and healthy is a priority for us. It contributes to productivity, reduces absenteeism and creates an attractive working environment for all employees.
In 2016, we launched our wellbeing framework. The framework focuses on six key aspects of wellbeing and is designed to support the development and implementation of employee wellbeing activities in all of our markets.
The framework is a guideline to help us to achieve optimal wellbeing for all of our people, respecting cultures, available resources and requirements. Market wellbeing teams develop initiatives tailored to local needs and share information and best practice through our Health, Safety and Wellbeing Network.
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Our business is about connecting people and through this we promote positive outcomes for a range of human rights-holders.
We are working to ensure integrity in our supply chains by managing risk and building supplier capability.
We take safety extremely seriously in our operations. Keeping the people who work for us safe is one of our most fundamental responsibilities.