ESG Report 2022 June 2022 - Page 34

We make it personal
3.3 Inclusion & diversity
Targets our commitment
The manufacturing sector continues to face structural and cultural challenges . We are continuing to increase our efforts in attracting a diverse workforce to Scottish Leather Group at all levels – working with schools , colleges and organisations who work with young people in Scotland to raise awareness of career opportunities within the manufacturing sector .
Having the right people in place and ensuring that they are provided with the platform to develop is crucial to our success and creating an environment which supports all of our employees to fulfil their full potential will help us achieve our ambitions of becoming the most successful and respected leather manufacturer in the world .
We believe the area where we can make the most impact is to encourage more women into the company . We have recently appointed a Talent Acquisition Specialist to enhance our external visibility , and ensure we carry our job and career messages to a wide ranging audience .
This will be achieved by further STEM events , career fairs and visits to schools and colleges . We also look to improve our marketing messages by ensuring females are more prominent in our employee case studies and external marketing collateral .
We also conduct an annual talent review and succession planning process , which is designed to identify future talent within Scottish Leather Group , with personal development plans put in place to support career development . In 2021 , we took the decision to proactively encourage two of our female employees to enter into a rising stars development programme offered by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce . We have also once again engaged with

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