Educating and raising awareness
Providing educational resources and raising awareness through training, open conversations and inviting in a variety of voices is a critical part of our strategy.
We have implemented a number of training programmes for our teams so we can mitigate bias across decision-making and ensure everyone is equipped to contribute to an inclusive culture.
To help us listen to each other, learn from each other’s experiences and embrace different perspectives, we established our Internal D&I Council and Cultural Advisory Council in 2019. Both of these councils support and guide us on how we can fulfil our strategic goals and cultivate an inclusive environment.
Our Internal Council is made up of 12 colleagues from across regions and functions who help us build a culture of belonging, from providing advice on internal initiatives to hosting open forums.
The Cultural Advisory Council consists of six experts and thought leaders from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds around the world. Its members convene quarterly to share insights and provide an outside-in perspective. They also advise Burberry on D&I-related matters throughout the year. Members actively engage with our colleagues and community. This includes offering mentorship, speaking at company-wide events and bringing their perspectives to smaller roundtables at Burberry.