Being responsible and ethical is part of the Thomson Reuters heritage — a fundamental pillar of our business. We seek to attract and retain the most talented individuals and create an environment where all our people can develop to their full potential to better serve our customers and communities. Valuing and promoting diversity and inclusion is key to this objective. Explore our 2014 Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion report to see how we’re ensuring sustainable growth through diversity of talents, outlooks and ideas.
Developing talent – The Leadership Program for women
Each year, we choose 32 senior female employees to take part in our highly sought-after six-month Leadership Program for Women. It’s designed to enhance their senior management skills, allow them to share business experiences, success and networking strategies, and increase their sphere of influence. Those who’ve already completed the program are experiencing many benefits:
- 92 percent say it’s helped improve their performance in their current role
- 90 percent came away with a stronger desire to progress their career as a leader
- 96 percent say they are better equipped for a career as a leader
- 88 percent report they have already achieved career progression
Health and wellbeing – The opportunity to make all our lives healthier
Your Wellbeing, which launched in 2014, supports the Thomson Reuters culture by promoting a healthy, positive environment where everyone can thrive. It’s about encouraging employees to be aware of their health, and providing the tools, information and opportunities to help people make changes that will improve their wellbeing. Local efforts are spearheaded and supported by volunteer Wellbeing Champions. There are currently 338 champions in 33 countries, roughly half in the Americas and a quarter each in EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Your Wellbeing has five building blocks, with programs and resources tailored to both global and local country needs:
- Be Aware
- Take Care
- Build Resilience
- Stay Active
- Eat Wisely
Safety and security
Of all the many themes and initiatives that fall within the scope of the term “responsible business,” perhaps a company’s ultimate responsibility is the safety and security of its people. At Thomson Reuters, that’s the task of Global Security, whose mission also includes protecting the firm’s reputation, facilities and assets.
In 2013, Abhilash Sinha, our Security lead in India, took it upon himself to start a training and awareness program to reduce the risks of violence against our female colleagues in India. A former police officer, he offered workshops at our office locations in six Indian cities, providing skills on improving situational awareness and how to avoid becoming a victim, and the immediate steps to take if threatened or attacked. The interactive sessions have been well-received, with many of the participants sharing their own experiences. During 2014, the number of women who have taken part passed the 1,000 mark. Abhilash’s initiative is a great example of the new Security enterprise risk service model in action.