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Dignity at Work charter attracts likes of Co-op, Bestway and Diageo

So far the charter has gained 23 signatories including buying groups Confex and Fairway Foodservice

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Lidl to review supply chain human rights in wake of Oxfam report

Lidl came bottom in Oxfam’s ranking of six of the UK’s biggest supermarkets last week

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Percentage of women in top wholesale jobs up 55%

33 females out of a possible 192 positions are currently in senior level roles

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Tesco becomes headline partner for Pride in London

Tesco has been a partner of the event for 10 years

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'Dignity at Work Charter' to tackle workplace harassment

The charter comes after FWD chief executive James Bielby stressed the need to be “clear and firm on harassment”

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Tesco to roll out larger disabled toilets and changing spaces

The Changing Places facilities offer a larger than normal area and specialist equipment

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Aldi to invest in Fairtrade project in Ethiopia

Called Empowering Women in the Ethiopian Flower Sector, the project aims to help women become leaders at work and in their communities

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Six ways businesses can do a better job on diversity and inclusion

There was a real buzz of optimism at the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion in Grocery event last week

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Gender balance should be the norm for marketers, not a statement

Achieving gender balance in advertising is not just about putting more women on screen, says Hannah Walley, Kantar Millward Brown’s joint head of media & digital

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Female-founded businesses are being let down by investors

The investor community has some catching up to do on gender diversity, says Kerstin Robinson, co-founder of Nix & Kix

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Jo Whitfield: Co-op's trailblazing 'Grocery Girl'

Co-op Food CEO Whitfield is pioneering a network to help women into successful grocery retail careers

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'Huge win' for Asda workers in equal pay dispute

Lawyers taking action against Asda said the judgment was a major step forward in the fair pay battle

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Channel Islands Co-op to continue Hidden Disabilities scheme

Staff have been trained to support and improve the shopping experience for people with hidden disabilities

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Karren Brady to speak at diversity in grocery conference

The event is aimed at all businesses, senior leaders and entry-level employees, and will include talks, workshops and networking

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P&G launches supply chain diversity initiative

The supplier has partnered with UN Women and WEConnect to create the Women & Supplier Diversity Daring Circle

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Fmcg business leaders must seriously challenge themselves on diversity

Business leaders from all walks of life must be responsible for driving diversity, says P&G Central Europe CEO Geraldine Huse

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Spar stores training employees in disability awareness

Other supporters of Purple Tuesday include, Asda Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s

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How the AllBright funding initiative is backing women in food

Anna Jones and Debbie Wosskow’s club for female-led businesses looks set for international expansion

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Lessons from the Pret and Patisserie Valerie scandals

Recent events at Patisserie Valerie and Pret tell us to expect the unexpected, says Steve Parfett of AG Parfett & Sons

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Racial diversity consultation is a positive step, provided it offers genuine insight

There is a startling lack of racial diversity at the top of food and drink