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Diversity & Inclusion in Grocery goes from strength to strength in 2021

PUBLISHED: 5 Jan 2021

This 12-month programme dedicated to making our industry a progressive environment where people and organisations can thrive is back.

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This 12-month programme dedicated to making our industry a progressive environment where people and organisations can thrive is back. Headline sponsors for 2021 include Accenture, Amazon, Bakkavor, Coca Cola, Kellogg’s, Mondelez, Nestlé, P&G, Red Bull and Tesco. The programme unites over 35 FMCG businesses as a community to be a catalyst for change. Inspiring and challenging everyone in our sector to progress Diversity and Inclusion to have a real, lasting impact and make food retail a role model.

“I am delighted to join together as a total industry to combine the impact we can have together. We want to ensure that working in the grocery industry means working in an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves, have mutual respect, understanding and be the best that they can be. We are committed to making D&I everyone’s business.” Alessandra Bellini, Chief Customer Officer, Tesco plc

The programme is built around three workstreams; Shared Learning, Mentoring and the D&I in Grocery LIVE! Event enabling the industry to connect, learn and inspire change.

With the ambition to bring all elements of the annual programme under one roof in a live environment and open up to a wider audience, the day is designed by the industry for the industry with one key goal – make diversity everyone’s business. Tackling important, sometimes difficult topics with openness and authenticity to inspire change in D&I practice across the grocery sector. The unique format provides attendees with the space and time to immerse themselves in new perspectives, ideas and tools that will help them to drive their personal and business D&I agenda forward.

“The team at GroceryAid are delighted to work with our incredible sponsors, to deliver this year’s Diversity and Inclusion in Grocery Programme. The need to create a diverse and inclusive environment within our industry is more important than ever. The world is constantly changing and evolving but we are looking to the future of grocery with the ambition of bringing together as many brands as we can to achieve significant and measurable change.” Jane Hill, Fundraising Director, GroceryAid, D&I in Grocery Chair

Over 800 tickets have already been sold for D&I in Grocery Live! To find out more and secure your tickets for the event on 14th October 2021

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