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People and Communities

Celebrating diversity: our commitment to an inclusive workplace

In 2021, our German branch took an important step towards fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace by signing the “Charta der Vielfalt” (Charter of Diversity). This commitment reflects our dedication to creating an inclusive workplace where every individual, regardless of age, gender, nationality, beliefs, or abilities, feels valued and empowered to bring their best selves to work.

Originally launched in 2006 under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the “Charta der Vielfalt” highlights the transformative power of diversity in shaping Germany’s business culture.

Promoting wellbeing across our connected community.

At AND-E, our colleagues´ wellbeing is central to our success. Whether it’s local health days, stress-busting programs and counselling for mental resilience, a range of health and lifestyle benefits or financial education and discounts*, we’ve got our colleagues covered. In our UK and German businesses, we have established a dedicated group of Wellbeing Champions, who actively encourage a supportive environment where our colleagues feel valued and heard. Selected from within our teams, they serve as advocates for physical, mental, social, and financial health.

*Programmes may vary by market

Empowering women locally: our diverse initiatives

At AND-E, our dedication to empowering women goes beyond professional development and equity and inclusion. In the UK, our teams actively promote involvement in Smart Works, a UK charity focused on empowering women to re-enter the workforce. Our local initiatives extend to raising awareness about menopause and offering essential childcare support. Acknowledged as a family-friendly employer, we celebrate diversity by recognising and addressing the unique needs of women at different stages of life.

Charity Coffee Mornings: the BAY Foodbank in Newcastle

We organised charity office coffee mornings to strengthen community bonds and support local causes like the BAY Foodbank in Newcastle. Beyond simply sharing tea and treats, these gatherings aim to amplify our positive impact and unity. Our partnership with the BAY Foodbank underscores our commitment to assisting those in financial crises. By supporting this cause, we recognise our role in caring for our local communities during challenging times.