Our vision is to position Norton Rose Fulbright as a leader in diversity and inclusion and as an employer of choice worldwide. We aim to do this by valuing differences, promoting a culture of respect for each individual, and encouraging workforce diversity in all aspects and at all levels. We aspire to create an environment where everyone can realise their full potential and career ambitions on the basis of merit and skill.
We believe that diversity is not just about valuing differences based on gender, age, race or colour, gender identity, religion or belief, disability, national origin, and sexual orientation. Factors such as communication style, career path, life experience, educational background and parental status influence personal perspectives and make us react and think differently; approach challenges and solve problems differently; make suggestions and decisions differently; and see different opportunities.
We know that if our people are able to be themselves at work they are more engaged and productive. By creating an inclusive environment where every individual knows that they are valued and can progress on the basis of merit and skill we can leverage the full potential of our workforce.
Our Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (GDIAC) was established in 2012 to provide a source of co-ordinated and consistent leadership to establish and advocate diversity and inclusion best practice across the firm. The GDIAC reports quarterly to our Global Executive Committee.