Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
With all Spud. companies, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the core of our culture. Our commitment to this belief system is universal and uncompromising across all of our brands and locations. We know that by including more perspectives in our business, we'll be better positioned to help solve the global challenges of sustainability, food waste and food security.
We are constantly learning and introducing ideas to improve our approach to DEIB, whether through corporate-led programs, or by givinr our business teams the freedom to introduce new local, regional, and global programs.
We take an internal-first approach when a new opportunity arises within any of our teams. That means, top priority for any open position is to exhaust all internal options first before posting a role externally. And unless specific experience is absolutely required on day one, we'll even look for ways to help introduce an internal candidate at a graduated rate to ensure they are successful in their new position.
In support of this program, we have also introduced an internal practicum program, giving our team members the opportunity to explore other parts of the business to hone their development path, orsimply to experience another aspect of the business.