Our co-workers are essential to achieve our mission to make money work for a sustainable society with human dignity at its core. The organisation’s goal is to create a living, learning community of co-workers; a working environment that’s inspiring, healthy and welcoming.
Triodos Bank aims to foster a workplace where each co-worker finds room to address society’s most pressing questions and where each individual can work effectively in line with Triodos Bank’s mission and values. Training is provided to all staff in relation to their rights, Triodos policies, Triodos Minimum Standards and Business Principals. For more information, read our Co-worker report in our Annual report.
Triodos Bank’s responsibility is to create a welcoming work environment for all. A diverse co-worker community contributes positively to our effectiveness, vitality and makes us resilient. Triodos Bank aims to identify potential barriers to enter the organisation in terms of diversity, through awareness raising activities. And it acts to resolve any issues that arise.
Initiatives to include those with a distance to the labour market are launched throughout the organisation. Triodos Bank offers work experience opportunities, for refugees and people reintegrating after a situation of illness, in some of the countries we operate in for example. Some of these initiatives lead to permanent roles. Triodos Bank continues to explore new ways to increase diversity and inclusion, in collaboration with local refugee communities and (re)integration networks among others.
Under all circumstances, Triodos Bank wants to avoid discrimination of candidates based on the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
In this context, Triodos Bank has a policy to counter undesirable conduct, such as bullying, sexual discrimination, aggression and (sexual) harassment. If a co-worker is confronted by undesirable conduct, he can contact one of the confidential advisors. This advisor will offer a sympathetic ear and will act with the co-worker’s consent. Triodos Bank also has an internal complaints and objections procedure for employees. We have a whistleblower policy that allows our co-workers to safely and confidentially address any concerns they might have. Further details can be found in the Triodos Bank UK diversity and inclusion statement.