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    D&I In Grocery launches 2023 Impact Report

    The D&I in Grocery Programme has launched its 2023 Impact Report, which demonstrates the exponential growth and progress the programme has made both as a whole and within its three main workstreams, Shared Learning, Mentoring and its annual sell-out D&I in Grocery LIVE! event.

    The D&I in Grocery Programme is managed by GroceryAid, with the support of the Strategy Steering

    Group and three workstream steering groups. Together they ensure the Programme is meeting both the current and future needs of its Partners. In 2023, the Programme raised more than £950,000 for GroceryAid, the charity that provides free and confidential support to colleagues 24/7 365 days a year. The remaining £500,000 was invested back into the programme.

    In 2023, the D&I in Grocery Programme increased to 91 partners, a growth of more than 300 per cent since 2020. The partnership comprises some of the UK’s most well-known and influential FMCG brands with an estimated collective UK employee base of more than 1.2 million. Collaboration remains a unique benefit of the partnership, and across the year the programme saw over 300 partner connections made, enabling these organisations to support each other in the development of D&I practices and policies.

    Over the last 12 months, the programme delivered more than 12,500 learning hours, covering 64 D&I topics. Two hundred senior leaders from the grocery industry participated in the cross-industry mentoring programme, bringing the total number of participants to 400, a 589 per cent increase from its 2020 total cohort of 58 mentors and mentees.

    “The Impact Report has highlighted how the collaborative effort of our Partnership is accelerating a truly diverse and inclusive grocery industry, and we’re really proud of it. As the new Strategy Steering Group Chair, I am excited to continue driving this momentum forward,” said Simon Smith.

    D&I In Grocery launches 2023 Impact Report

    In addition to raising money to support GroceryAid, another benefit of the 2024 partnership is the D&I in Grocery Maturity Model. The purpose of the model is to annually measure the maturity of D&I in the grocery industry and its partnership, comprising of more than 90 FMCG organisations. Results will be used to identify key areas of focus across the industry to collectively accelerate change and track tangible progress.

    To read the impact report, scan the QR code or visit: diversityingrocery.co.uk/impact-report

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