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Attracting, developing and retaining the skills we need to deliver on our strategy is a key imperative for the Group. We continue to work on bringing together our growing company and supporting our employees’ development in an environment built on core values of partnership, integrity, innovation and excellence.

Employee Engagement

An engaged workforce is critical for our success, and we remain committed to building a high performing culture where our people can thrive. In our 2016 Have Your Say engagement survey, which saw a response rate of 82% (2014: 76%), 3 areas were highlighted where colleagues felt we could improve: communication around change, cross-Group collaboration and career development. 

To provide more clarity around career opportunities, we have developed a Group Career Framework which will launch in 2018. This will provide a Group-wide view of roles, introduce consistent corporate titles and behaviours aligned with our values. It will enable colleagues to understand where their role sits in the organisation, explore opportunities and plan their development. We plan to host our next Group-wide Have Your Say survey in autumn 2018.

Diversity

We value diversity as a driver for development and innovation. Our operations span the globe, with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Sri Lanka, the UK and the US. We have employees of 72 different nationalities, reflecting both the international scale of our business and the diversity of our customer base. Five nationalities are represented on our Executive Committee.

We became part of the first list of participating firms for the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, as part of an increased focus on diversity and inclusion across the Group. By 2020, we aim to achieve a stretch target of 40% female representation for senior management and our overall staff numbers.

2017 Group statistics1 2

 

 

Employees by region

2017

%

France

171

3

Italy

625

13

Malaysia

121

2

Russia

555

11

Sri Lanka

1,036

21

United Kingdom

1,596

33

United States of America

657

13

Other

147

3

TOTAL

4,908

100

1 Figures as of year end 31 December 2017

2 Due to rounding, the total may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures

Human Rights

In line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, LSEG recognises that the responsibility to respect human rights is a global standard of expected conduct for all business enterprises wherever they operate. LSEG’s human rights policy statement is included in the Group Corporate Responsibility policy approved by the Board in 2016 and incorporated into our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Progress was made in 2017 to further embed the respect for human rights in our operations and business conduct.

In 2016, we launched our ESG Reporting Guidance which included human rights guidance on p.17.

During 2016 LSEG amended its standard supplier framework terms to specifically address modern slavery, and our procurement team undertook a broad review of the existing supplier base for modern slavery risks, focusing on the suppliers that made up the top 75% of spend. More details on the steps taken by LSEG to counter modern slavery are shown in the full ‘Slavery and Human trafficking statement’ at www.lseg.com/about-london-stock-exchange-group/corporate-responsibility/modern-slavery-act-statement.