Diversity and Inclusion at Aon

Valuing diversity and inclusion is about fair treatment for all. It's about creating an environment where colleagues feel respected; where their contribution is valued; where they can do their best work, and where they have fair and equal access to opportunities and resources.

Diversity and inclusion matters to Aon because an environment which reflects the diversity of our talent and fosters a culture of inclusiveness ultimately drives the innovation and capability which allows us to empower results.

Whoever you are and whatever your background, we welcome you. We challenge discrimination based on age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

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. It's about ensuring that we do not consciously or unconsciously perpetuate any form of discrimination at Aon.

Inclusive culture

We believe diversity is about creating a positive attitude towards difference as we encourage a culture where 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. Our inclusive working policy provides Aon with the flexibility to make ongoing adjustments to meet the needs and requirements of our valued employees.

Global

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.

Community

Aon colleagues come from all backgrounds and communities. We capture that essence and put this message across as a way of life rather than a policy. Our respect for individuals inspires loyalty in both our colleagues and our clients, which in turn helps us to achieve our goals. Aon continues to support and give back to our local communities with events such as the annual Empower Results for Communities Day and ongoing partnerships with our Aon Ireland Charity Partners.

Approach

Our approach goes far beyond equal opportunities legislation. We actively encourage and embrace inclusion supported by our Diversity Council and Diversity Groups, including

  • Aon Pride Alliance (LGBT)
  • Workability - the disability and mental health network
  • Multicultural Network
  • WIN (Women's International Network)
  • Parents and Carers
  • Linking Generations
Recognition

We're committed to inclusion and being an employer of choice where all colleagues can thrive - and are excited about the recognition Aon has received for our ongoing progress.

An OUTstanding result

Four Aon leaders were recently recognized on the OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives List, presented by Financial Times. Greg Case, Phil Clement and Jim Herbert made the OUTstanding and LGBT Leading Ally Executives List, while Greg Lowe was named to the Leading LGBT+ Executives List.

"Aon has a strong LGBT allies programme, and having three colleagues on the OUTstanding Leading Ally Executives List is testament to our work in driving an inclusive culture and allowing colleagues to bring their whole selves to work as part of our colleague experience," says Lashana Jackson, Global Head of Talent Management & Inclusion.

An A+ for equality

For the 11th consecutive year, we received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and were named to the list of Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, further demonstrating our dedication to valuing one another and working with the best.

"Receiving this award for the 11th year shows our unwavering commitment to building an inclusive culture and supporting our colleagues," LaShana said. "It's especially meaningful this year as we set aggressive diversity and inclusion goals to reach by 2020. It's important that we evolve our D&I programmes to continue attracting and retaining the best talent."