Diversity and Inclusion
We launched our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative in July 2017 to reinforce our culture of respect for all individuals and of valuing our differences and similarities. Our goal is to educate and raise awareness, creating a collaborative working and learning environment. As a global business, we recognize that it is critical to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world – both in the marketplace and in the workplace.
At Li & Fung, diversity is an all-inclusive concept. It includes differences among gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, culture, ability, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and any other attributes that truly represent an individual or group. We understand that diversity is not only about the obvious differences, but the less apparent as well. Individual lifestyles, work/life balance, interpersonal style, life experience, talent and creative passion are all factors that contribute to a person’s culture or identity. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are, leveraging a diverse and inclusive workforce to achieve superior business results.
Ways of Working
Since 2016, we have embraced new ways of working in an effort to bring speed into the heart of our operations, business and working spaces across the company.
Our global Ways of Working (WoW) initiative focuses on creating work environments that promote wellbeing, speed and collaboration between colleagues with diverse backgrounds, skills and expertise. Recognizing that every aspect of design could make an impact, our aim is to have the majority of our offices around the world redesigned according to our WoW design guidelines over the next three years.
Our WoW initiative also supports our Three-Year Plan focus by creating working environments that facilitate speed in work processes and communication, drive decision making, spur innovation in spaces conducive to imagination and experimentation, and adopt technologies that connect our people and our customers through digital platforms.