We are proud that we are frequently rated as a top employer in countries around the world. In 2016, for example, we have been ranked as one of the top five employers in Western Europe and the number one employer in Mexico.

This type of recognition reflects our ambition to create a culture in which engaged, passionate and committed people can thrive and enjoy exciting careers in our company.

We value strong leadership – it’s essential in a challenging business like ours – and we do all we can to help our high performing people become our leaders of the future. In 2015, more than 80% of our senior appointments were people who have grown and developed within our business.

We complement this by attracting talented people from outside our business. We challenge mid-career recruits to ‘Bring your difference’ and strengthen our teams with their skills, capabilities and experience.

We also offer a challenging and dynamic programme for high-potential and motivated graduates to begin their careers in a world-class business. A truly inspiring journey awaits graduates on our one-year Global Graduate Programme.
People statistics
nationalities working in management globally in 2015
people employed worldwide
Few companies can match the diverse nature of the working environment at our company. In our head office in London, for example, nearly 70 nationalities were represented among our people in 2015.

It makes for a fascinating work environment and one that is truly international – a career here means collaborating with people from different cultures and backgrounds on a daily basis.

Our commitment to diversity also includes a focus on supporting career progression for women, through training, mentoring and development programmes that help them fulfil their potential.

We value diversity because it makes us a stronger business, one that’s better able to understand and respond to the diverse needs of our consumers in more than 200 markets. It also provides different ways of looking at challenges, encouraging creativity and innovation.
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