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We believe that everyone – our colleagues, our customers, and the communities we work with – deserves to get the most out of life every day. 

As a purpose and values led business, we’ve been passionate about diversity and inclusion for a long time. Equity is in our heritage, and shows up in our values. For 100 years, we’ve been making good things easily accessible to more people. Together, we’ve been making a difference. 

But we recently took a deeper look at how we’re doing. And we need to take more action in some places. To help us do that, we’ve created a bold diversity and inclusion ambition, supported by five commitments and measures to ensure we deliver on them by 2025.  

Our ambition:

“At Very, we’re committed to ensuring that every colleague, customer and member of our community feels welcomed, represented and valued for the magic of their uniqueness.”


Sarah Willett (she / her), chief people officer

Our commitments

By 2025:

CommitmentMeasurement
  • Very will be a more inclusive workplace – with all colleagues feeling welcomed, represented and valued
  • 100% of colleagues will complete our D&I training
  • Glassdoor D&I rating of 4.4/5 or above
  • Track colleague listening survey results in this area
  • We’ll have more talented females in our senior management roles
  • 50/50 female/male split at senior management level
  • Track colleague listening survey results in this area
  • Our colleagues will represent the ethnic diversity of our nation and our local communities
  • Track colleague listening survey results to ensure we reflect the Census 2021 nationally, and in the areas where we have our largest workplaces 
  • We will have created employment opportunities for underrepresented groups in our local communities
  • 50/50 female/male split at early talent level
  • People of colour in the Very team will reflect the Census 2021
  • We will have actively contributed to shaping diversity and inclusion in the industries we operate in
  • Meet and exceed the goals of charters we have signed up to: BRC D&I Charter; If Not Now, When?; Womens’ Empowerment Principles; Tech Talent Charter

Our progress in 2021/22

357

members of colleague-led D&I networks

4.1/5

Glassdoor rating for D&I

17

degrees funded via our degree apprenticeship programme

6

tech colleagues joined via our career returners programme

Sustainability

We’re helping our people and our customers make sustainable choices, reducing our impact on the environment and supporting our communities.

Sustainability