// Superdrug ranks in top 100 for diversity employers in Europe
// Health and beauty specialist comes in top 5 retailers listed
// Beats John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Lush
A new Leaders in Diversity survey has listed Superdrug as a top employer.
The Financial Times’ Diversity Leaders 2020 survey features 700 companies receiving the highest evaluations across 80,000 European employees.
Within the report, Superdrug listed fifth for retail companies and 52nd overall across 700 organisations, beating Lush, John Lewis and Sainsbury’s.
Ikea, France’s Biocoop, Sephora and Auto Trader all ranked ahead of Superdrug, with Ocado Group, Fnac Darty, Poco, Costco, Kaufland and Otto all making it into the top 100.
Pets at Home, Lush and Argos were also listed in the top 110, with John Lewis coming in 115th place.
The unique diversity-ranking is based on direct commendations from employees and HR-experts in the dimensions of gender distribution, age distribution, openness to all forms of sexual orientation, ethnic distribution and inclusion of disabled employees.
Superdrug credited the win with its Inclusion and Diversity strategy, known as Everyone Matters, which includes six employee networks – Access All Areas (also known as Social Mobility), BAME, LGBTIQ+, Gender Equality, Make Work Work (also known as flexible working for all) and Wellbeing) all run by employees and for employees.
“We are thrilled to be recognised so highly in what is undoubtedly an incredibly important ranking,” Superdrug customer and people director Joanne Mackie said.
“For Superdrug to be named fifth in retail ahead of so many prestigious brands is tantamount to the hard work we’ve put in over the last few years to bring Inclusion & Diversity to the forefront of everything we do.”