2015 EiDA Nominee – BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide. At BAE Systems, it is evident that diversity is important for business growth. They have shown transparent results that a workforce with employees drawn from different backgrounds encourages innovation, improves productivity and brings them closer to their customers. Their exemplary diversity strategy has produced a number of groundbreaking initiatives for the organisation to fulfil their vision of being fully inclusive. They have rolled out “Unconscious Bias” training to a population of 6,200 leaders and last year developed fundamental Engaging Men sessions to help men understand how they can be powerful change agents to achieving better gender balance. In addition, the diversity of their internship programme has increased significantly and over 213,000 young people have engaged with their Education Roadshow. Quality nominations and stunning evidence showcase why BAE systems are a truly diverse employer.

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