We are delighted to announce that as a member of Business in the Community (BITC), part of the Prince of Wales’ Responsible Business Network, Amazon is supporting the gender equality campaign.

Member organisations across the country are joining forces, under the Business in the Community campaign, to maximise women’s success at work. The campaign aims to drive further opportunities for women in the workforce, improving recruitment and retention levels, and ultimately, contributing to business success as a whole.

Specific strategic focuses of the gender equality campaign include: the promotion of fair, equal and unbiased recruitment, promotion and reward systems; the creation of safe, inclusive and agile work environments in which all talent can thrive; and ensuring that access to and choice, type and status of work are influenced by capability, not gender. All these are important parts of Amazon’s broader efforts to ensure that we operate in the most efficient way possible and that we offer a great place to work.

Commenting on the campaign, Jacqui Chin, Chief of Staff to Country Manager of Amazon UK and UK lead for Women @ Amazon, said:

“At Amazon UK, we are fortunate to work with a diverse range of inspirational colleagues and it makes total sense to back initiatives, such as this critical Business in the Community campaign, which seeks to support our colleagues’ career development.

“With Amazon’s plans to increase our UK workforce, it is vital that we continue to attract, develop and retain the best talent, and the gender equality campaign is an ideal way for businesses such as ours to join forces to amplify efforts and progress in this area.

“Overall, Amazon is proud to be a part of this initiative, as we continue to make headway with integrating responsible business into everything we do.”

Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community, said:

“If the UK is to have a successful and dynamic economy it is vital that every employer makes the very best of all its people and the talents they bring. We actively help employers that are committed to building cultures where women and men can thrive and succeed on equal terms. I am delighted that Amazon is joining our campaign and making gender equality a business priority.”