Diversity and Inclusion:
It is the Group's policy to recruit and promote people on the basis of their personal ability, contribution and potential, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, ethnicity, disability, religion, political affiliation or union membership. We are committed to seeing that everywhere across our Group we promote, support and maintain a culture of fairness, respect and equal opportunity for all.
In 2019, females accounted for 52% of our workforce, 29% of our Board and 27% of our Senior Executive Team. As at 31 May 2020, females accounted for 33% of our Board.
The Group gives full consideration to applications from disabled people, where they adequately fulfil the requirements of the role. Where existing employees become disabled, it is the Group's policy, whenever practicable, to provide continuing employment under the Group's terms and conditions and to provide training and career development whenever appropriate. The Group does not tolerate bullying or harassment. 84% of our employees responded positively to the statement regarding diversity in the workplace in our employee engagement survey (2018 Engagement Survey). We firmly believe that our Dechra Values support the culturally diverse business that we have become, and although we are separated by time zones, geographically and by language we share common goals and ways of working that are underpinned by our Values.
The Board, via the Nomination Committee, reviews the Diversity Policy and its implementation on an annual basis.