The LEAD Network Pledge

Embracing Change: Transformation through Diversity

The first LEAD CEO Roundtable was held during the LEAD Network lustrum event on November 2nd, 2017, in Amsterdam. The roundtable, dedicated to the topic of “Embracing Change: Transformation through Diversity”, was hosted by Frans Muller, Deputy CEO, Ahold Delhaize. During the meeting, the group of industry leaders discussed several topics, including the first draft of the pledge to substantially improve gender parity at the Director level and above. The LEAD Network is proud to share with you our pledge to accelerate gender parity and drive inclusion in the European Retail & CPG value chain.

The LEAD Network Pledge 2020

Embracing Change: Transformation through Diversity

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We commit to meaningfully accelerate gender parity and drive inclusion
in the European Retail & CPG value chain by…

  1. Striving to create new norms towards parity
  2. Engaging in courageous conversations about ways to truly create inclusive cultures where everyone can thrive
  3. Educating employees about the negative impact of bias on retention, development and advancement of women
  4. Continuing to coach and mentor female & diverse employees, while also increasing sponsoring
  5. Assessing current recruiting strategies and ensuring there are intentional efforts to hire, promote and pay equitably female & diverse employees
  6. Instituting a diverse slating process committed to always selecting the best talent, and requiring 50% of those considered to be diverse
  7. Creating transparent, contemporary practices and policies
  8. Leveraging LEAD Network to share leading practices

… resulting in a significant increase in female representation at the Director level and above …

We commit to a significant percentage point increase by 2023 (at least 5%) from our current corporate baselines, collectively increasing the LEAD industry scorecard baseline of 34% (2019) and to building a plan to achieve gender parity over the next decade.

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The following companies have signed the pledge:

Frans Muller

Frans Muller

CEO

Diane Tucci

Diane Tucci

Country Manager Spain

Thomas Schmitt

Thomas Schmitt

Former Member of Management Board, Contract Logistics & CCO

Ilham Kadri

Ilham Kadri

CEO

Myriam Cohen-Welgryn

Myriam Cohen-Welgryn

Former President Europe

Gary Coombs

Gary Coombs

President Europe

George Young

George Young

CEO

Sabine Müller

Sabine Müller

CEO

Rafael Oliveira

Rafael Oliveira

EMEA Zone President

Mike Pooley

Mike Pooley

President EMEA

David Kenny

David Kenny

CEO

James Quincey

James Quincey

CEO

Dave Lawlor

Dave Lawlor

President Europe

Damian Paul Gammell

Damian Paul Gammell

CEO

Alan Jope

Alan Jope

CEO

Somer Gundogdu

Somer Gundogdu

Former President EMEA

Alp Ogucu

Alp Ogucu

CEO

Carmine Di Sibio

Carmine Di Sibio

CEO

Feike Sijbesma

Feike Sijbesma

CEO

Fabrice Beaulieu

Fabrice Beaulieu

EVP Global Marketing, Digital, Research Development & Sustainability for Hygiene Home

Zoran Bogdanovic

Zoran Bogdanovic

CEO

Olaf Koch

Olaf Koch

CEO

For more information on the pledge, please contact: mick.broekhof@lead-eu.net