At TomTom, we embrace and encourage our employees’ differences and value being a Dutch company with a diverse workforce, welcoming over 70 unique nationalities across our global offices. This mix of cultures is rich with people of all backgrounds, races and perspectives. The collective sum of these individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, self-expression, capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of our culture, and our reputation. And furthermore, they are the key drivers of our company’s achievements and innovation.
To foster a diverse and inclusive workforce, in our Diversity & Inclusion Policy, we commit to the following:
- Workforce diversity and equality, no matter race, age, nationality, gender, background, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion
- Promoting and supporting a culture of inclusion
- Providing career opportunities in local communities
We follow-up on these commitments through initiatives in a variety of areas; for example, through our Learning & Development offerings, leadership development initiatives, Employer Brand work, HR policies and community giving actions. As a technology company, however, increasing gender balance remains a key challenge. The majority of our company is composed of male-dominated engineering roles. This is reflected in our workforce, which is 30% female. We want to do better, increasing this percentage to 34% by the end of 2019. To do so, we need to continue strengthening our efforts to attract and hire more women into technology and leadership roles. We continually support this effort, improving our candidate journey and increasing learning and development opportunities for all employees and leaders. In addition, we are strong advocates of gender equality, encouraging and promoting it in and outside of the company.
TomTom’s diversity initiatives are also applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, promotions, transfers, and social and recreational programmes. In our everyday work, throughout our company, we encourage and support respectful communication and cooperation, participative teamwork, a healthy work-life balance, and contributions to the communities we serve.
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