Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion has always been at the heart of Tesco and is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated.
We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and to feel valued and respected, regardless of who they are, where they work and what they do.
Inclusion is vital to how we work. By valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging and - simply put - we believe diverse teams make better decisions and create greater value.
Our goal is to build a workplace of equal opportunity; developing a diverse team that represents our evolving communities and a company culture that builds self-esteem and celebrates our colleagues’ unique individualities.
We are proud signatories of the Diversity Charter Ireland and the Valuable 500, as well as members of the 30% Club.
We recently established an Inclusion and Diversity Council, a cross functional working group of colleagues, the role of which is to champion and enable inclusion and diversity across the business.
Sponsor of Dublin and Cork Pride
We are proud sponsors of the Dublin LBGTQ+ Pride Festival and the Cork Pride festival.
The drive for diversity and inclusion is a huge part of our identity as a company and Pride is an excellent celebration of this.
This vibrant and fun festival brings to life everything we believe in and has become hugely important to our colleagues and communities.
The Business in the Community Elevate Pledge
We are committed to making sure that our workplaces are not just diverse, but that they are supportive and inclusive too, and we're proud to have signed up to Business in the Community Ireland’s new Elevate Pledge.
This aims to support businesses to build more inclusive workplaces, and has an ambition for a workforce that is representative of all members of Irish society.
We recognise that business has a key role to play in supporting social inclusion, and the Elevate Pledge is a valuable opportunity for us to create real, measurable and meaningful impact. In signing the Pledge, we are committing to measure and take further action on inclusivity, as a priority.
One of Great Place to Work's Best Workplaces for Women
For the last three years, we have been named one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work.
This certification is great recognition for our work to build a better Tesco.
Support for hidden disabilities
Tesco is a proud supporter of the Sunflower Lanyard Initiative.
When customers wear the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, it discreetly indicates to our colleagues in store that they may need additional support, help or a little more time, which colleagues across our stores are happy to support.
The lanyard can also be used by colleagues themselves who may need support.