With operations in more than 40 countries, we want our staff to reflect the diversity of our customers.
And we want to harness the collective wisdom of people from all walks of life. Our belief in inclusion extends from you to our own people: we are an open and accepting employer and we do not tolerate discrimination. We invest in diversity programmes that are endorsed by senior executives, including our CEO.
Innovation and engagement
All of us have experienced the innovative power of diversity. Whenever you bring together a diverse group of people, you get richer discussion and more refreshing ideas — ideas that can help us improve our products and services, make better business decisions, and come up with more creative solutions for our clients.
Diversity also engages our employees, leads to better business results, and creates a more stimulating, interesting workplace for all of us. Diversity is not a “project” alongside the core business. Diversity is fundamental to our core business. It’s a key strategic issue that needs to be managed as such.
Inclusive corporate culture
Creating a diverse workforce is just one side of the coin. To unleash growth and innovation, a diverse workforce has to have an inclusive corporate culture. It’s one that values differences in people, encourages different opinions and approaches, and challenges intolerance.
ING has been working for years to create a more diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We have achieved a great deal so far, but there is so much more to do. Diversity doesn’t just happen. Through our policies and strategic interventions, ING can do quite a bit. But each of us plays a role, too. Every employee has a responsibility to create a more inclusive culture.