Inclusion and diversity

Inclusion and diversity

“Everyone’s Welcome at Tesco” sits fundamentally at the heart of our values. 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 where everyone has the opportunity to get on 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.

We not only celebrate diversity, but embrace the value it brings to enable us to serve our customers a little better every day. That’s why everyone is treated fairly and given the opportunity share their experiences in the business.

In order to support our colleagues and to encourage them to share their knowledge, explore career sponsorship, mentoring and networking, we run a number UK Colleague Networks. We have five colleague networks: Out at Tesco (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Intersex), Black Asian Minority Ethnic Network, Women at Tesco Network, The Armed Forces Network and the Disability Network.

We also work with the young, retired and those who have been in long term unemployment via various external organisations to provide them with the tools and confidence needed to get back into the work place and reach their full potential.

Key highlights:

  • Support of Pride across the UK including – London, Brighton, Glasgow and Dublin.
  • We are committed to improving female representation across our business have made a number of external commitments such as signing the Women in Finance Charter (Tesco Bank) and joining the 30% club in the UK.
  • In January 2018, we pledged support to a set of standards developed by the UN to promote the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people.

Find out further information in our Inclusion policy.

Tesco backs LGBTI UN global standards

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