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Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to the further development of a diverse and inclusive culture across the Spectris Group.

Diversity and inclusion is essential to our business. Our customers look to us for dynamic innovation, broad thinking, and new perspectives. To achieve our potential, we need people of different cultures, backgrounds and experiences — as well as the inclusive leadership skills — to work across those differences.

A culture of inclusion and belonging allows everyone the opportunity to participate, be heard, be valued and feel empowered to fulfil their potential.

We all win through inclusion – innovation and problem-solving are greatest when people come together from diverse backgrounds with different experiences and mindsets. By embracing diversity and inclusion we build more opportunity for our people and brilliant innovation and problem-solving for our customers.

Listening to our people

Developing our approach to inclusion and belonging is one of the key pillars of our sustainability strategy.

In 2022, we have progressed our approach to a diverse and inclusive workforce through the development of our Group-wide inclusion framework which has led to the development and agreement of key activities on policy, action and communication to ensure that everyone within the Group or considering a career within the Group feels that they belong. We aim to provide equal opportunity in recruitment, career development, promotion, training and reward for all employees – regardless of ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. Where existing employees become disabled, our policy is to engage and use reasonable accommodations or adjustments to enable continued employment.

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Board Diversity Policy

The Board is committed to further promoting diversity and inclusiveness of all kinds throughout the Group, regardless of geography, nationality, country of origin or cultural background. The Board agrees that diversity, which should be construed in its broadest sense and includes gender and ethnic diversity, is an important factor in Board effectiveness.

The Group is a supportive participant of the Hampton-Alexander Review and is committed to maintaining a diverse Board and Executive Committee composition and will continue to focus on improving diversity and inclusion within the senior management population and throughout the Group. The Group is a supportive participant of the FTSE Women Leaders Review and the Parker Review and is committed to maintaining a diverse Board and Executive Committee composition and will continue to focus on improving diversity and inclusion within the leadership population and throughout the Group.

Board Diversity Policy

Approved by the Board: December 2022

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Diversity in STEM

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It celebrates the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Spectris are sponsors of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) annual conference –
In November 2021, teams from three of our platform businesses – HBK, Omega and Malvern Panalytical, attended the SHPE Conference in Orlando to connect with Hispanic talent in STEM. The teams met with many high-quality candidates and collected over 150 resumes from both students and alumni. Ahmar Bajwa (Omega), Alfonso Moreira (HBK) and Jim Wyatt (HBK) all gave great presentations, highlighting some of the interesting things our colleagues do at our companies including brewing beer and building cars! The event was a great success, and we are looking forward to our continued partnership with SHPE in 2022, moving forward with job offers and building inclusive and equitable teams across our businesses.

Women's Engineering Society

Malvern Panalytical are members of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and took part in the Lottie Tour. WES Lottie Tour is an annual campaign that takes 'Lottie' to many different locations accompanying lots of different engineering friends who show Lottie the work they do in engineering and related careers. WES Lottie Tour has a number of audiences - its primary aim is for Lottie to inspire and encourage young girls (and boys) to think of careers in engineering and STEM subjects to be open to everyone.