Elior UK pledges new gender diversity objectives

Elior UK recently announced new objectives to support its Celebrating Equality initiative and speed up its progress around gender diversity. By 2025, the UK board has committed to ensuring that its leadership team is more representative of gender diversity across the workforce.

Elior UK has set three key objectives:

Increase the number of female chefs at all levels within Elior UK to 49% by 2025 and 53% by 2030

Increase the number of females in middle/senior management positions within its head office to 50% by 2025 and 55% by 2030

Increase the number of females on the UK Leadership Team to 50% by 2025 and 62.5% by 2030

This pledge comes at a time when research suggests more women in the workforce have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. A Mckinsey report published last year found that globally women’s job losses due to Covid-19 are 1.8 times greater than men’s. 

Justin Jonson, HR director for Elior UK, said: “While we recognise the value of diversity and have always tried to create a truly inclusive culture where people are valued for their contribution, we recognise we have more work to do. This is why we are making a commitment to speed up progress with regards to gender diversity and have created a comprehensive plan to make this happen.”