Our policy reflects our commitment to employees and to those with whom we work. It outlines the commitments we make to select and develop our employees, and to establish a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Dialight. 

Dialight falls within the scope of the new non-financial regulations. On pages 26 and 27 of our Annual Report (here) we have outlined the matters, policies and outcomes of those policies where material to the business. 

Autonomy

We believe in empowerment. Our structure allows managers to be autonomous and responsible for making timely decisions in the best interest of our business. We support personal and professional development through a range of training programmes. The programmes enable and prepare business leaders to continue to grow the business. 

Achievement 

Our employees are highly motivated by the chance to make a difference. We strive each day to make products that protect lives and make the world a safer and healthier place. We invest a lot of time finding and developing the right people who have the initiative, knowledge and leadership qualities to do this. 

To unleash their potential we provide employees with: 

  • the opportunity to make a difference - our products make the world a safer and healthier place;
  • an entrepreneurial business opportunity;
  • a portfolio of cutting edge technologies and the ability to add more;
  • in-house training for personal and professional development;
  • international career opportunities;
  • performance-linked rewards; and 
  • the opportunity to learn from peers tackling similar challenges 

Innovation 

We are committed to innovation and customer satisfaction. Creating and developing new products gives us a competitive edge. We encourage the sharing of knowledge and technology throughout the Company. 

Through collaboration and sharing best practice, we continue to deliver market-leading innovations that benefit our customers. Company leaders come together to learn from one another, identify ways to collaborate, share technologies or simply learn from each other's experience. We believe that this combination of empowered business leaders is a key part of our current and future success. 

Talent development

We offer challenging personal development programmes to enhance the quality of leadership throughout the Group. A number of senior leaders have individual development programmes that are reviewed regularly. Our development programmes are designed to promote personal growth and enhanced leadership and relationship skills. Our objective is to provide these individuals with the tools and training they need to achieve more in their existing role and potentially to advance through the organisation if their achievements merit it. 

Employee involvement 

The Group places considerable value on the involvement of its employees, keeping them informed on matters affecting them as employees and on the various factors affecting the performance of the Group. We do this through formal and informal meetings, internal communications, and our Annual Report. Employee representatives are consulted routinely on a wide range of matters affecting employees' current and future interests. 

Diversity

We see diversity and inclusiveness as being essential to our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. They are the foundation of a performance culture that promotes understanding and appreciation of, and respect for, all perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. 

We believe in developing policies and actions which support our long term aims, as well as establishing appropriate measurable targets. 

The result is that we have significant diversity throughout our operations in 15 countries. 

Geographic diversity

As our business continues to expand globally, it is important that the insights and perspectives of local markets be represented ou our leadership teams. We continue to seek ways to ensure that local leade4rship is contributing to our global business strategies.

Diversity and inclusion policy

We recognise that the diversity of the people in our business and the inclusion of all enriches our products and performance, and the lives of our employees. Our approach is formalised in the Group's diversity and inclusion policy.

Applications of employment from disabled people and disabled employees 

Applications for employment from disabled people are always fully considered, bearing in mind the aptitudes of the applicant concerned. In the event of members of staff becoming disabled, every effort will be made to ensure that their employment with the Group continues and that any appropriate training is arranged. It is the policy of the Group that the training, career development and promotion of disabled people should, as far as possible, be identical to that of other employees.