Our people say we are a great place to work.
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That means harnessing the talent, creativity, and diversity of our colleagues to make certain that customers receive excellent service each time they shop with us.
If you want to hear more about our values and vision.
We invest in training, development and numerous initiatives to make sure our teams feel empowered to supply the best shopping experience for our clients and that Sainsbury’s is a great Place to Work’.
Somewhere over 185,000 colleagues could become the best versions of these? We believe that’s a fairly good place to begin. And it is all part of our journey to become the most inclusive merchant.
But we also must understand what a wonderful place to work means for our coworkers. That is why listening and creating conversations across our company is so vital. And we do so through our listening classes and employee engagement survey. Plus our CEO Mike Coupe holds regular one-hour Q&A sessions on Yammer (our inner social networking platform).
And listening — really listening — has shaped the plan that is being directed by our Diversity Steering Group, and Diversity Champions.
Community comes first
Obviously, we want our company to reflect the communities we serve. We are also doing everything we can to assist our underrepresented coworkers to achieve and progress. In Addition to being members of Business Locally for Race, we are a founding member of Empower. Both offer a selection of fantastic training and leadership programmes for our BAME coworkers.
Celebrating Everybody’s ability
In regards to working with disability, we would like to be a pioneer here also. Our Paralympic dedication is helping to create an excellent legacy. In 2017, we were thrilled to gain Disability Confident Leader status (the maximum level of certification ). We are also partners of the company Disability Forum, and our’You Can’ programme has attracted over 26,000 colleagues of diverse skills to work here.
Crucially, we are one of several FTSE 100 companies with a carers policy. And each summer, we get behind Carers Week, when lots of our stores throughout the nation host events to raise awareness of the local community and support groups. We have also invested in the Carers UK’s Jointly Program to make life easier for colleagues that are juggling caring responsibilities with work.
But we also have our very own LGBTA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies) colleague community, [email protected]’s. Produced in 2014, this system has two co-chairs and holds quarterly events, bringing together like-minded co-workers and informing our strategy. This past year, we participate in 30 Pride events across the UK, including London, Brighton, and Manchester. This year, we would like to be at even more!
Supporting the physical, psychological and financial wellbeing of our coworkers really matters. And it is something we take very seriously. To this end, we provide a selection of wellness programmes, initiatives, and education, like our Employee Assistance Programme, to do that.