Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At UniCredit, we have long recognised that an equitable and diverse workforce is vital to our business and creates a more fair and inclusive working environment.
We believe that when Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work in harmony, great things happen:
- People feel respected and valued for their contributions, this directly impacts productivity
- People feel a sense of belonging, connection and shared pride, creating a positive effect on well-being
- People feel able to express their views and ideas which, in turn, fuels creativity and innovation
- People feel their potential is acknowledged, helping to unlock talent, improve performance and levels of job satisfaction.
All of which enable us to achieve sustainable business growth and better serve everyone from clients and communities to shareholders.
Our approach to diversity is about understanding, accepting and valuing people’s differences.
We create, maintain and protect equity throughout the organisation in our recruitment, development and retention processes as well as our product and
Inclusion is based on respect and accessibility. We promote a barrier-free working environment where everyone knows and feels they have a voice.
Harassment, sexual misconduct and bullying
We provide up-to-date and mandatory training on anti-harassment, bullying and sexual misconduct to all employees and support to individuals. We clearly outline several reporting channels.
The Group strictly prohibits any form of retaliation against employees who report possible ethical violations in good faith. We protect employees reporting misconduct through our confidential reporting channels.
Promoting gender balance
Our Global Policy for Gender Equality, launched in 2013, sets out principles and guidelines to ensure a level playing field throughout the bank as a way of generating higher value. By signing the UK Women in Finance Charter in July 2018, we have set a target of doubling the number of women in senior leadership roles at Group level to 20% by 2022. We are proud to be included in the Bloomberg 2020 Gender Equality Index.
We listen to the needs of our diverse workforce by creating a better and more accessible working environment, based on inclusion. The Group Diversity and Inclusion Manager works alongside our CEO and other senior managers in specific meetings, discussing the importance of this topic. We also continue to raise awareness about how to recognise and tackle unconscious bias, to foster an inclusive culture.