Signet Jewelers, the world’s largest diamond jewellery retailer, has once again been named in Bloomberg‘s Gender Equality Index.
This marks the third year in a row in which Bloomberg has bestowed the honour on Signet, owner of retailers such as H Samuel and Ernest Jones.
“Signet is proud to be among an elite group of companies worldwide to be included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index — and among an even smaller group to earn the recognition three years in a row,” said Virginia C. Drosos, Signet CEO.
“With diversity, equity and inclusion one of our core values, we are committed to fostering a work environment where all employees feel respected and differences are celebrated.
“Our commitment to fairness, opportunity and integrity has created a culture that empowers women to seek and excel in positions of leadership.”
The company believes that its equality policies are benefitting its business, having just announced its best Christmas period financial results in almost a decade, with same-store sales up 5.6% year-on-year.
Meanwhile, Reginald Johnson, chief diversity officer, commented: “This recognition highlights our ongoing commitment to recruit, develop and retain an increasingly diverse workforce companywide.
“We’re making strides annually because we believe that companies like ours – and society in general – can prosper by uniting people regardless of gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age or ethnicity.”