Diane Torres, Managing Director of NMGB (Nissan) [photograph]
“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been a priority at Nissan GB for some time, with measures taken over the last few years to create a workplace culture that allows everyone to engage fully and give their best.
These have included flexible working, new progressive policies, the introduction of several inclusive employee networks, and changes to the office environment.

At Nissan’s Sunderland plant, the Nissan Skills Foundation – which has reached more than 60,000 children from primary and secondary schools to date – engages school-age children to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The foundation includes a programme specifically for teenage girls called GIMME (Girls in Monozukuri, Manufacturing and Engineering), offering presentation and engagement opportunities with women in the automotive industry.

While Nissan GB is proud that women already represent over 30% of its senior leadership team, and over a third of the workforce as a whole, we are committed to the continuation of work in this area to ensure that it recruits from the widest possible talent pool, and that all employees benefit from exciting career opportunities, regardless of background or gender.

Diana Torres states: "Since joining the UK team just a few months ago, I have been delighted to see the work that has been undertaken in recent years to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

In fact, Nissan has made huge strides in this area right across the globe and I couldn’t be more proud and delighted. It stands to reason that the workforce of any company should represent the communities it serves. It’s simply a question of giving everyone, no matter what their background, a fair chance to join our company and enjoy a successful career with us.

Rest assured that Nissan GB’s efforts in this area will continue and I look forward to working with the Automotive 30% Club to keep diversity high on our agenda.