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EveryOne is our Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Programme

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What do we mean by Inclusion, Diversity & Equality?

The first part of understanding the evolution of our EveryOne programme is to ensure you know what we mean by the terms Inclusion, Diversity & Equality. There are different definitions which exist but for our organisation here is what we mean:

Inclusion
Inclusion for Smurfit Kappa means providing a truly safe, inclusive environment where we all feel a sense of belonging and encouraged to be our authentic selves at work each day.
 
Diversity
Diversity for Smurfit Kappa means appreciating and celebrating the diversity of our cultures, traditions, beliefs, ways of living and seeing the world and encouraging each other to share our different views and perspectives so we can learn from each other’s lived experiences.
 
Equality
Equality for Smurfit Kappa means offering equal respect, support and opportunities to each other regardless of our ability, age, faith, gender, race, who we choose to love or identify as.

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Our EveryOne Behaviours

A truly inclusive work environment can only exist if we all act in a genuinely inclusive manner. Smurfit Kappa has defined six key behaviours to promote inclusion in our daily interactions with colleagues. 

BE OPEN
Open yourself up to different people, cultures, traditions, beliefs and ways of life.

ASK
Ask yourself “what personal biases am I holding?” Challenge your biases by asking your colleagues to share their different opinions and perspectives.

RESPECT 
Respect everyone for what each person brings to the organisation, cultivating an environment where we all feel we truly belong.

APPRECIATE 
Appreciate and value your colleagues for who they are. Show them the same respect and acceptance that you expect to be shown to you.

LEARN
Learn and grow through questioning, reflecting and sharing views with your colleagues, embracing their knowledge.

LISTEN
Listen to your colleagues who are different to you. Hear their stories and value their lived experiences.

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Our EveryOne Communities

Here are the ambitions of each of the communities our evolved EveryOne programme is focusing on: 

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    Disability

    Evolve into an accessible, inclusive organisation, which values and supports EveryOne who has a disability whether visible or invisible.
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    Gender

    Value all genders in the workplace and give EveryOne equal opportunities to progress and succeed.
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    Origin, Race or Ethnicity

    Promote an equal workplace for EveryOne – people of all origins, races and ethnicities – by mirroring the diversity of the communities in which we operate.
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    Family & Age

    Recognise all forms of family and appreciate EveryOne’s lived experience from young to old.
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    LGBTQ+ & Allies

    Create a global workforce where all people are equal and where EveryOne can belong and thrive regardless of their sexual orientation, gender Origin, Race identity or expression.
OUR EVERYONE COUNCIL

To deliver our EveryOne programme, we have created an EveryOne Council. It is led by Tony Smurfit, our Group Chief Executive Officer, with each of our communities led by an Executive Sponsor.

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To read more about our about Inclusion, Diversity & Equality programme at Smurfit Kappa including all the detail behind our definitions, behaviours, communities and structure, just click here to download our EveryOne brochure.

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