Aldi enhances allyship support with training for more than 800 managers
Aldi is rolling out allyship training to all of its UK managers to help ensure that its staff members feel respected and included in the workplace.
The supermarket employs around 40,000 people in the UK.
The training will aim to empower and encourage managers to better support, collaborate with and advocate for colleagues from minority groups. It will also help them to create a more inclusive workplace in its stores, warehouses and offices.
Topics covered will include raising awareness of what allyship is and its benefits, how to adopt allyship behaviours, and how to productively challenge others.
The initiative follows the launch of Aldi’s allyship guide earlier this year which is part of its wider ‘Embrace’ Diversity and Inclusion strategy. Last year, the supermarket partnered with Diversifying Group to deliver webinars to colleagues and more are planned for the next few months.
Richard Shuttleworth, diversity and inclusion director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re always looking for ways to better support our colleagues, and providing training for our managers is a significant step we can take to assist them and their teams in becoming allies.
“Fostering a positive work environment for all our colleagues is about everyday actions, and implementing this training is just another of the many ways we are committed to helping achieve that.”
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