Diversity and Inclusion at Aon
Whoever you are and whatever your background, we welcome you.
You will be valued as an individual and recognised for your skills and the contribution you can make to our organisation. Valuing diversity is not about special treatment; it's about fair treatment for all. We challenge discrimination based on age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
We believe diversity is about creating a positive attitude towards difference as we encourage a culture where talented people are free to be themselves. Our culture is one of respect and open mindedness and this in turn makes Aon a rich and diverse place to work. Aon believes that this culture drives diversity of thought, where an environment of innovation and creativity can thrive.
We are a global business with clients all over the world. We believe that by valuing and supporting each individual within our organisation, this gives us a competitive edge, enabling us to seize opportunities and succeed. "Aon prides itself on fostering a work environment where opportunity and success is defined by one's character and ambition not race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or citizenship." Greg Case, Aon's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Our approach goes far beyond equal opportunities legislation. We actively encourage and embrace inclusion supported by our Diversity Council and seven Business Resource Groups (BRGs), including:
- Aon Pride Alliance (LGBT)
- Workability - the disability network
- Mental Health Group
- Multicultural Network
- Parents and Carers
- Linking Generations
Our BRGs are a great way of networking and meeting new people at Aon. They help foster an atmosphere of inclusiveness and mutual respect by raising awareness and understanding of different issues. The Groups also advise on policy development and work with clients and other external networks. Our BRGs welcome allies, so you don’t have to identify with a specific group to join in, and they organise fantastic events to encourage education and networking opportunities.
“As sponsor of Aon's Pride Alliance network I have been fortunate to learn more about gender identity and the challenges it creates in our society. I’m underlining our commitment to Inclusion and maintaining our overt internal and external pledge to all colleagues that they will have an equal opportunity to be their true selves at Aon.”
Jim Herbert, Global Enterprise Client Group Leader