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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. Together, we’ve been making a difference. 

It's two years since we created a bold diversity and inclusion ambition, supported by five commitments and measures to ensure we deliver on them by 2025. In that time, we've been focused on delivering against our commitments with the help of our colleague networks, and our progress is detailed in our 2023 Diversity and Inclusion report. 

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:

  • 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 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 2023/24


Glassdoor D&I rating


completion of diversity data


signatories of the Very Inclusion Pledge


students engaged across two partner schools


We’re committed to creating a sustainable future for our business and the communities in which we operate.