28 November 2019

Financial Times ranking: TUI is a Diversity Leader

Recognition of TUI’s commitment to promote workplace diversity and inclusion

Katharina Schiederig, Global Lead Diversity & Inclusion at TUI Group

Employees of thousands of companies across Europe have taken part in a survey carried out by the Financial Times in order to identify the beacons of workplace diversity and inclusion. In the ranking now published, TUI Group has been ranked among the Diversity Leaders 2020. The report lists the top 700 companies across ten European countries. The ranking was based on an assessment of companies’ success in promoting all types of diversity to include gender balance, age, ethnicity, disability, openness to all forms of sexual orientation, as well as general diversity in companies.

“The ranking shows that we are well on track with TUI’s commitment to promote diversity and inclusion. With employees from more than 100 countries and women accounting for 35 per cent of management positions, TUI excels in actively embracing diversity. Our flexible work options and the unconscious bias trainings, in particular, have won special praise. We are currently devising our Diversity strategy for the next few years in cooperation with the global Diversity Action Group in order to launch further key initiatives”, says Katharina Schiederig, Global Lead Diversity & Inclusion at TUI Group.

The Diversity Leaders were determined in an independent survey carried out on behalf of the Financial Times based on a large pan-European sample including more than 80,000 employees, rating their own employers as well as industry peers. In addition, the views of HR managers and recruitment experts were included to fine-tune the analysis. In order to reflect the opinions of underrepresented groups, the answers from female and older employees and members of minority ethnic groups were given extra weight compared with the feedback from other employees. Nearly 10,000 companies were evaluated. The leading 700 companies were recognised by the Financial Times as Diversity and Inclusion Leaders.