Integral to our culture
Diversity & inclusion is our everyday reality. We respect and encourage uniqueness and potential regardless of your race, gender, culture, sexual orientation or disability.
Diversity in everyday life
We promote diversity & inclusion through our culture, our work in society and with innovation.
We think about the needs of diverse consumers and customers when we make and distribute our products
People with disabilities
We’re proud to have been awarded the Accessibility Tick - a recognition of our commitment to become a more accessible and inclusive employer for disabled and neurodiverse people. One in 4 Kiwis have physical, sensory, learning, mental health or other impairments but only 22% of disabled people are employed across the country. Our goal is to support long-term career opportunities for people with disabilities by making sure we implement accessibility best practices, from building a culture of inclusiveness, to providing consultation and support on accessibility initiatives.
We are proud to support the United Nations Free & Equal Standards of Conduct for Business on tackling discrimination against LGBT+ people.
We encourage a safe space for employee conversations, learning and support around LGBTQ+ topics. We all play a role in creating an inclusive place to work.
Race and ethnicity
We pride ourselves on being a global company with a strong local anchor. Today, our global workforce represents approximately 177 nationalities and more than 85% of the management committee positions in the countries we operate are held by local employees who are truly representative of the communities we serve.
Within Oceania we are working to balance the gender makeup of our workforce, with a strong focus on gender-balanced leadership. We have developed a Gender Balance Acceleration Plan, which includes the following specific actions:
- Supporting all managers to foster an inclusive workplace and ensuring that they are trained on unconscious bias;
- Encouraging the use of Nestlé's paid parental leave program and flexible work policies in place;
- Hiring and promoting more women in leadership positions;
- Reviewing results with senior leaders to promote gender balance and ensure progress;
- Continuing our efforts to champion equal pay.