How uninspiring would it be if we employed people who all fitted into a cookie-cutter profile? So, we strive for a diverse and inclusive work environment where co-workers feel valued and recognised for their uniqueness and where inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative. Our aim is for Kent to be a place where people can thrive just being themselves. Where there is a common sense of belonging that transcends any role, business unit, language or country. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results.
Bringing our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined, requires a team united both by exceptional talent and the ability to recognise and reflect the needs of the society we serve.
Our vision is that Kent is an embassy – no matter where in the world we are operating, our values apply, and our people can be themselves at work, with fair and equal access to opportunities, free from bias and discrimination.
We choose not to set tokenistic diversity targets as part of our strategy, conscious that we want to focus long-term on creating an inclusive culture where diversity thrives as an outcome of our work. We will track and measure progress on diversity measures, and will communicate on our progress against this strategy.
Our first year as Kent has been about establishing a global baseline for Inclusion & Belonging. We have appointed Karen Blanc as our Global Director of Inclusion and Belonging and built a global community of I&B Changemakers. Together they have prepared and launched our strategy and policy, and established a culture of allyship, kindness, curiosity and everyday inclusion.
Throughout 2023, we are committed to:-