Signet chairman commits to equal opportunities

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A chairman of the Signet jewellery group has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to equal opportunity in the workplace.

Todd Stitzer of Signet, which owns H Samuel and Ernest Jones, stated that the company has achieved a better than benchmark female representation in key positions.

He also announced that the company will take additional steps in the spirit of continuous review and improvement.

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Signet also claims to have outperformed national averages in the percentage of its store management staff who are female. It says that 68% of store management is female compared to the average of 61%.

“Signet’s Board, management team our valued team members are proud of these accomplishments which were built on a sound framework of policies and practices and a strong workplace culture dedicated to equal opportunity and respect,” said Stitzer.

“We know that our commitment requires continuous review and improvement, so as we continue our quest to be an employer of choice, we are taking a number of additional steps to ensure our policies and practices are functioning as intended and to identify areas where we can further improve.”

Stitzer’s rallying call follows Signet’s latest financial report which showed H Samuel and Ernest Jones experienced a tough fourth quarter.

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