Equality and diversity
We're committed to developing a talented and diverse workforce and giving our people every opportunity to achieve their full potential. We have clear policies and processes relating to diversity and encourage a culture that respects and tolerates individual differences.
With brewing traditionally perceived as a male-dominated industry, we have a number of initiatives aimed at ensuring better representation for women. A total of 19% of our employees are female (2011: 19.5%). As of 31 March 2012, 27.8% of our executives and managers were women. Five of the last seven independent non-executive directors appointed to the SABMiller Plc board were women and the proportion of women on the board is currently 33%.
Last year we reported that SAB (Pty) Ltd had invested over R25 million (US$3.5 million) on skills development for women in South Africa. Almost a quarter of its workforce is now female with women filling 38.5% of management roles and 32.5% of executive roles in the company.
Sustainable Development Report
Our 2012 Sustainable Development Summary Report, covering progress on our 10 priorities.