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‘Diverse’ boards that don’t include women show some serious shaking up is required

Time-old traditions and tired criteria need revisiting to give women a chance to balance the boardroom

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Men earning 6.5% more at Asda as pay gap declines

Asda said the pay gap was a reduction of 1.1% compared with 2018 and 10.8% lower than the national average

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Tesco to support disabled shoppers with introduction of sunflower lanyards

The lanyards act as a discreet sign that the wearer has a hidden disability

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Diversity in Food and Grocery report finds ‘need to do a lot more’

The Diversity in Food and Grocery report aims to paint a true picture of diversity and inclusion in the industry

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Supermarkets urged to increase numbers of disabled toilets

Muscular Dystrophy UK said six of the 10 big supermarket chains did not have a single fully accessible toilet

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Waitrose and John Lewis trial foreign language badges for staff

The initiative has initially launch in 10 Waitrose stores and seven John Lewis sites this month

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Farm Africa’s 1,000-trees challenge: helping young Ugandan women thrive in the coffee business

Eight industry execs want to help young people – and particularly young women – in Uganda build their own businesses

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JJ Food Service launches campaign to recruit women for night shift work

The campaign is focused on its Enfield, Dagenham and Sidcup branches

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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