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Diversity and inclusion

We should all feel comfortable with our true selves. That’s why Bentley is committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion is a key part of our company ethos.

Diversity is about ensuring that our business reflects our society – and customers – and that we embrace this in a way that has a positive impact on our colleagues business, stakeholders and customers.

Inclusiveness is about each and every one of us feeling comfortable bringing our true selves to work each day - not put our real selves on hold as we walk through the factory gate.

As we work towards our Beyond 100 strategy – enhancing diversity and inclusion within our workplace will help us to understand, develop, attract and embrace the future talents, ideas and customers who will help us achieve success with our next generation of Bentleys.

And as part of the wider Volkswagen family it’s also fundamentally important that each and everyone of us is a role model for integrity. 

We know these topics also matter to our colleagues and that as a global organisation we have a responsibility to drive positive change. That’s why all of our managers are going through our “Diversity Wins” training programme – which will be made available to all colleagues by the end of 2020.

 

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Zero tolerance

Bentley takes a zero tolerance stance on racism and any other form of prejudice or discrimination. We are proud to employ colleagues from 52 different nationalities and we support diversity and inclusion in all forms: irrespective of race, age, gender, background, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnicity, mental or physical disabilities, or beliefs.

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Living Diversity & Inclusion at Bentley

We’re establishing a Colleague Diversity & Inclusion Network with a number of chapters to help drive our diversity and inclusion programmes forward.

We already have chapters in Crewe who are interested in focusing on LGBTQ+ topics, Women in Automotive and a group within Bentley Americas will be focusing on BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) themes.

We’d like to invite any Colleagues who are interested in joining these groups or shaping other chapters to get in touch via be-inclusive@bentley.co.uk
 

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