Diversity and inclusion sits at the heart of Asda. They place great emphasis on creating a working environment that truly promotes this, not just because it is the right thing to do, but to make them representative of the customers they serve and local communities they work in. Exceptional evidence highlights why inclusion is important to their business, and diversity is seen as more than just a policy, but plays a central role in everything they do. As part of their commitment to addressing key issues, they have created dedicated Network Groups to focus on all protected characteristics. Asda recognise they still have a long way to go, but should be extremely proud of their ongoing development across all aspects of diversity. They have shown outstanding commitment to continue reviewing their diversity strategy; ensuring they are working towards a truly inclusive environment for all diverse segments in their employee make up, and continue to step change their programmes to be best in class for diversity policies.