Our diverse culture
Being open and welcoming is the way we’re made. Our aim is to build a truly inclusive environment where colleagues can be themselves. And we’re already well on our way to achieving that aim, with collaborative ways of working that allow us to meet the needs of customers and colleagues around the world.
Bringing people together
From gender and ethnicity to our commitment to support our colleagues across generations, we value diversity in every sense. We appreciate and understand that diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds enable our business to flourish, be more dynamic and continue to grow.
It's a journey, and we have made great strides – but it doesn't stop here. The real change starts with our commitments to each other. We’re very proud of our network ‘Be ME’ (Being of a Minority Ethnicity) - initiated by our very own colleagues - and dedicated to creating a community that is supportive of ethnic minorities, empowering them to thrive and collaborate through events, training and local community links.
As the nation's flag carrier, we are pleased to work with so many external organisations that can help us realise our ambitions.
Our ambition is to be one of the most inclusive places to work for those with disabilities. Our membership of the Business Disability Forum, helps us to increase our opportunities for people with disabilities whether they be physical, mental or ‘hidden’. Click here to find out more.
With our Disability Confidence Level 2 Accreditation, we’re demonstrating our commitment to making the most of the talents of disabled people in our workforce, and you can rely on us to give you better, more equal opportunities. Click here to find out more.
We’re proud of our new partnership with WISE – an initiative that enables and energises people in business, industry and education to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Click here to find out more.
Alongside Flying Proud, our involvement with Stonewall helps us to continue looking for new and innovative ways to celebrate diversity and support individuals in our LGBT+ community to be themselves at work and achieve their full potential. Click here to find out more.
British Airways is a welcoming place. We recognise the benefit of diversity and inclusion for everyone who works for us and for our customers. Our vision is for diversity and inclusion to be a part of our DNA and I am committed to making this happen. As we move towards our centenary year, we can look forward to a future where diversity and inclusion is a celebrated integral part of our modern and dynamic workforce.”
Alex Cruz, Chief Executive
What we're doing now
Recently, we promoted inclusivity across our business through the launch of our Proud to “BE” campaign. This campaign was initiated by our very own colleagues through our employee network – Flying Proud – and asks colleagues to share what it is they are proud to be. We’re also championing gender equality through our Women in Flight campaign, which empowers women to take to the skies. And over in the gorgeous Colorado mountains, we took to the slopes for the annual Aspen Gay Ski Week 2019.
Darren and Daniel talk about their experiences working at British Airways, and how they are proud to work for a company who celebrates who they are.
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