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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 continued success, and we remain committed to building a high performing culture where our people can thrive. Our ‘Have Your Say’ engagement survey provides all colleagues with an opportunity to share their views on what it is like to work at LSEG. In October 2018, we achieved a response rate of 76%, ensuring that we have a highly representative and robust baseline to drive meaningful actions across the Group.

Our Executive Committee have committed to lead work at the Group level to address those areas which they believe will increase employee engagement, support collaboration and provide our people with an environment that allows them to develop their careers at the Group. We have 4 key areas of focus:

1. Vision, purpose and strategy – providing regular updates on the Group’s progress to ensure all colleagues understand our vision, purpose and strategy and how they contribute to it.

2. Collaboration – fostering an environment that encourages greater cross-Group collaboration, providing regular updates, sharing and rewarding best practice.

3. Leadership – continuing to develop leadership and management capabilities to better manage performance and development of our colleagues globally.

4. Career Development – recognising outstanding performance, supporting career development, promoting an inclusive culture and the general wellbeing of our colleagues

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, Romania, Sri Lanka, the UK and the US. We have employees of 80 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.

2018 Group statistics1 2

 

 

Employees by region

2017

%

France

167

4

Italy

669

15

Malaysia

189

4

Romania

160

3

Sri Lanka

1,001

22

United Kingdom

1,666

36

United States of America

667

15

Other

68

1

TOTAL

4,587

100

1 Figures as of year end 31 December 2018

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

Human Rights

LSEG adheres to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, together with the International Labour Organization Conventions and Recommendations within our working environment in each location where we operate. The Group strongly supports these conventions which promote freedom of association and equality and abolish forced labour and child labour. Human rights considerations are also included in our Supplier Code of Conduct and Group Corporate Responsibility Policy.

1. LSEG ESG Reporting Guidance

Our guidance on reporting ESG information provides specific guidance on human rights disclosure, based on FTSE Russell’s ESG methodology. It explains the investment case and the sources of investment risks, and provides example indicators of practice and performance. See page 17 of the Guidance for human rights guidance at www.lseg.com/esg

2. Modern Slavery

Our updated risk assessment and research in 2018 has again indicated that LSEG operates in an industry where the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking is inherently low. However, we operate as a global business and therefore recognise the risks of partnering with a spectrum of global suppliers. The Group has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. Our 2018 ‘Slavery and Human trafficking statement’ will be published on our website on the 29th March 2019 at www.lseg.com/about-london-stock-exchange-group/corporate-responsibility/modern-slavery-act-statement, describes the steps taken during 2018 to improve our supply chain management and procurement processes and procedures. Suppliers that make up the top 75% of spend were reviewed for modern slavery risks in 2016.