Dignity and equality
We value diversity and inclusion in all forms, and we endeavour to promote diversity in our workplace to enhance the success of our business. Creating an inclusive and supportive culture is not only the right thing to do, but also what is best for our business. It creates a sense of belonging and value and enables colleagues to perform at their best. Gender is just one measure of this and we report annually on our Gender Pay Gap.
Health and wellbeing
Ensuring our teams feel safe and equipped to carry out their work both on site and working from home is our top priority. We support our employees and their direct families through our McBride Cares Employee Assistance Programme that provides a 24/7/365 confidential telephone counselling support line and through our own McBride Wellbeing programme which aims to raise awareness of the importance of focusing on our overall wellbeing and resilience and provides simple practical suggestions on the things we can all do to improve.
Skills for the future
We pride ourselves on being a first-class employer, working actively to develop capabilities through creating opportunities for progression of all colleagues. As a result, people tend to stay with us long term, building exciting careers. Whether this be through formal training or coaching, we support and encourage all to thrive.
Our new ‘Let’s Grow’ development framework is part of our commitment to invest in and develop our colleagues. This new framework consists of four programmes that align to the leadership pipeline from individual contributor to strategic leader and is being deployed in local languages across all locations.
Community and social vitality
Our relationships with wider society, whether local, national or international, are important to us. We are proud to be part of local communities, providing employment and investment, and of the work that our colleagues do in community engagement and charitable giving. The McBride Charitable Trust aims to support colleagues, community and the wider society, through grants towards the further education of children of McBride colleagues, charitable bodies and our colleagues’ charitable activities.
Charitable work & Community
In the past twelve months we have awarded a total amount of £16,000 to 86 children, supporting their learning and further education.
Through our charitable trust, 500 colleagues participated in a new initiative ‘Spring into Action’ which was a walking event during the months of April and May 2021, raising £20,000 for ten different cancer/children’s charities chosen by our colleagues.
We have continued to support In Kind Direct through monetary and stock donations. This year we have donated £30,000 and 40 pallets of various homecare products.