The Partnership

Sinead Bell

Tesco

Sinead Bell

DIG Founding Partner,
Category Director

As a leading retailer, with 440,000 colleagues, we serve millions of customers every week, in our stores and online and have over 6,800 shops around the world. Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. Customers want great products at great value and it’s our job to deliver this in the right way for them. That’s why ‘Serving customers a little better every day’ is our core purpose. As a business, serving customers is at the heart of everything we do.

Everyone’s Welcome at Tesco. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment where difference is embraced and valued. We want all colleagues to be at their best and we are committed to ensuring that all colleagues have the opportunity to get on – developing the skills they need for now and the future, whoever they are, wherever they work and whatever they do. Building an inclusive culture is a key action of our Little Helps Plan. Our second business value, we treat people how they want to be treated, is embedded throughout the business; from recruitment to training and development opportunities, and from reward to retirement.

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Jill Ross

Accenture

Jill Ross

DIG Founding Partner,
Managing Director, Retail

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

We believe diversity is a source of innovation, creativity and competitive advantage, and creates a workplace where everyone feels equally accepted with a real sense of belonging. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity has been recognised by the Thomson Reuters Index of World’s Most Diverse and Inclusive Companies, where we have been ranked #1 out of 100 global companies.

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Caroline Cater

Coca Cola European Partners

Caroline Cater

DIG Founding Partner,
EU Director of Portfolio & Innovation

Coca-Cola European Partners is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Across 13 countries, our employees make, sell and distribute the world’s most loved drinks brands to more than 300 million people.  We are determined to use our business to be a force for good in society. This is Forward - our Sustainability Action Plan sets out a clear direction of how we intend to do this. We have set a goal to have gender balanced management teams, In GB this is to have a minimum of 50% of positions to be held by women by 2025. We are also committed to our workforce reflecting the communities in which we operate.  We are proud to collaborate with Tesco and other leading organisations to attract, retain and advance more diverse talent in the retail and consumer goods industry.

Having diverse and talented people is a key ingredient of our success, combined with an inclusive culture that encourages diversity of thought and working styles. Different people, with different ways of looking at the world, all working together to create a company culture for people to thrive, in GB we reflect this in our plans as “Be Yourself, Be Valued, Belong” a dedicated strategy that runs through everything we do, from recruitment to governance, leadership and culture.

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Jill Ross

Mondelēz

Claire Parkes

DIG Founding Partner,
Category & Market Activation Director, UK

At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right. We will lead the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. That means delivering a broader range of delicious, high-quality snacks that nourish life’s moments, made with sustainable ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good about.

What makes us unique? Every one of us is different and here at Mondelez, our consumers are diverse and our employees are too. Its our differences that make us stronger.  We are truly committed to creating a culture where everyone can be themselves and flourish and where everyone’s differences are valued.  We believe in a workplace that is diverse and we believe this ultimately benefits business by driving performance and innovation, in service of our consumers and the markets in which we work.  We are proud to be creating a culture that is rich in innovation and strong in performance, one that supports all colleagues to be at their best and flourish, whatever that may mean to them, with inspirational role models to support careers and leaders of the future.

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Daisy Gray

Procter & Gamble

Daisy Gray

DIG Founding Partner,
Tesco Team Leader

Making every day more than ordinary - Our brands are trusted in millions of living rooms, kitchens, utility rooms and bathrooms—and have been passed down from generation to generation. Over the course of 181 years, they’ve challenged convention, led innovation and helped to shape culture.

We See Equal, The people who use our products every day are as diverse as our world. The more we reflect them, the better we can understand their needs. That’s simply meeting expectations. Inclusivity is where we go beyond them. Our employees are encouraged to bring their unique selves to work every day, and bring out the best in each other. Because when every skill is used and every voice heard, positive change can happen.

Many of our products are made uniquely for women or men. We have deep insights into their lives, their challenges and their aspirations. So when it comes to the gender bias they face, it’s up to us to help to change the narrative.

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