At Oliver Bonas, our promise is to do our bit to make living a joyful experience and give cause for optimism. This promise is central to our work in equality, diversity and inclusion. To bring joy to others, we must first ensure everyone at OB feels valued, included and most importantly, can be themselves at work.

At a company level, we have set out our approach to EDI with our Leadership team, who are committed to leading on all our initiatives and conveying that message across the business.
We empower our managers to promote a sense of belonging within their teams. We also expect everyone at OB to value and look out for each other by always being considerate and mindful of others.

Listen & Support

We believe that we are better when we listen to our teams. We are proud of our Diversity and Inclusion Voice network along with our EDI team and will continue to incorporate the ideas and feedback shared with us into our action plans.

Education

We believe that acceptance often comes from understanding. It is therefore our responsibility to provide resources and support to our teams, encouraging everyone to learn more about diversity and inclusivity and the part they play in ensuring OB is an inclusive place to work.

Process, Policy & Reporting

Our policies and processes have been reviewed to be as inclusive as possible and now include policies to support menopause and transitioning. The data we capture on diversity is used to monitor progress and inform the decisions we make to support our EDI commitments.

Resourcing & Progression

We have made significant changes to our recruitment practices, helping us work towards our commitment to the British Retail Consortium charter. We are also looking at how progression is assessed to ensure fair and equal treatment for all throughout OB.

Working with our Community

We have some very successful partnerships that support our EDI commitments including our work with UK Youth, the Mentoring Lab programme, Mentor Black Business and the Fashion Retail Academy. We will continue to collaborate with more partners who share our values and help us make progress towards our EDI commitments.