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
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
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.
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
“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