Diversity and Inclusion in Grocery is one of the industry’s most progressive DE&I initiatives. More than 75+ of the biggest FMCG brands, including leading food retailers and manufacturers, collaborate as part of a unique 12-month programme that is designed to bring the industry together to connect, learn and inspire each other to make grocery the most diverse and inclusive industry to work in for its 4million people.
As Programme Manager, you will lead a team of 3 working to deliver an exciting calendar of DE&I activities, covering over 20 topics and bringing our industry together to make significant change. The Programme has an active calendar of events running throughout the year with workstreams focussed on mentoring, shared learning and culminating in the biggest DE&I event with over 1600 people in October.
Shared Learning – monthly annual programme of live webinars that discuss a wide range of DE&I topics. More than 50 Partner collaborations have taken place as a result of Learning Labs, resulting in the launch of various new initiatives and policies
Mentoring – This year 164 pairs of Mentors and Mentees are participating in a cross-industry mentoring programme
D&I in Grocery LIVE! Event – Taking place in October, this event is being hosted by John Amaechi, OBE, attended by more than 1600 people and will cover over 60 D&I topics through a unique agenda
Diversity & Inclusion in Grocery is a fundraising initiative for GroceryAid, the grocery industry charity. GroceryAid has been providing emotional, practical and financial support for people working in the grocery industry since 1857. Working in partnership with hundreds of supporters from across the trade, the charity helps colleagues within the grocery industry from: Multiple Retailers, Wholesalers, Convenience Stores, Independents, Manufacturers and Service providers. Last year, the charity experienced a 61% increase in incidences of support, a 17% increase in calls to its helpline and 114% increase in the instances of online support and partner referrals. Any colleague working in the grocery industry can access the free and confidential emotional and practical support, plus financial advice, from the first day of their employment. After six months of continuous employment, colleagues may be eligible for one of our non-repayable financial grants.