LeasePlan delivers another year of progress and external recognition.

In 2021, LeasePlan implemented a range of new initiatives to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). Our strategy is to build an even more ethical and progressive culture within a safe, healthy and engaging work environment.

A major highlight was the progress made towards implementing a worldwide equal benefits policy at LeasePlan, including the global adoption in 2021 of a new, more inclusive definition for ‘family’. The overall project is currently in the international review stage, with each country looking at how to apply the new approach locally.

Talent to the Top in 2021

There were also many DE&I highlights in the LeasePlan countries. In the Netherlands, LeasePlan is proud to have signed the Talent to the Top Charter, which supports our commitment to increase the percentage of diverse employees in our top 3 management layers.

Meanwhile, at LeasePlan Mexico, our work to improve diversity included adopting anti-discrimination protections, taking part in public DE&I activities and setting up a diversity council and an LGBTQ+ employee group. These efforts were recognised by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which has awarded LeasePlan Mexico its HRC Equidad MX 2022 certificate.

External recognition

LeasePlanners in Mexico were not the only DE&I award winners in 2021: Chief People & Performance Officer Tjahny Bercx was named Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year by a leading HR community in the Netherlands for his inclusion and equality advocacy.

“It’s an honour to be recognised,” says Tjahny, “but this award is really for our people around the world, not only for their skills, resilience and adaptability, but also for their commitment to making our organisation an inclusive and welcoming place to work. The award is a testament to the strength of our culture at LeasePlan.”

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