At JM an inclusive culture is integral to our values and ambitions for the future. For over 200 years, we’ve continued to grow far and wide, across continents and cultures, with employees worldwide. It’s essential that our people, today and in the future, feel safe, valued, and supported in the workplace. Welcoming everyone to JM, regardless of their unique characteristics, experiences or thoughts allows us to bring many different voices and backgrounds together to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. In order to successfully catalyse the transition to net zero, we need this rich diversity and an environment where everyone can be their best, add value, and reach their full potential.

People will always be at their best when they feel like they can be themselves at work. Our ambition recognises that Diversity, inclusion and belonging (DI&B) are fundamental to who we are and our success and is part of our wider sustainability strategic goals. To that end, we have established DI&B ambitions within our four areas of commitment:  

Employee resource groups and ambassadors at JM  

Employee resource groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee led groups that aim to create and foster an inclusive environment in which employees feel challenged, empowered, and supported in developing and maximising their personal potential and value to the company. They help form a bridge between countries, cultures, and seniority levels, to ensure all voices are heard. 

In addition to our ERGs, we also have a network of DI&B ambassadors across JM. This is a community of over 100 employees across the world that work to champion and model DI&B at their local sites. 

Key achievements and partnerships

Not only is advancing diversity, inclusion and belonging just the right thing to do, but research shows that companies who embrace diversity and create a sense of inclusion consistently outperform those that don't. So, we make sure our efforts in this space aren't limited to our four key areas of commitment mentioned above. 

UK Armed Forces Covenant

A promise that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. As part of our signing of the UK Armed Forces Covenant, we have received the Bronze Award, indicating our support of the armed forces.

Visit the UK Armed Forces Covenant website 


Living Wage Foundation

Recognising the leadership of responsible employers who choose to pay a real living wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum. 

Visit the Living Wage Foundation website 


D&I Best Workplace Award

In Japan, we received a ‘Best Workplace Award’ for diversity and inclusion in both 2022 and 2023, one of Japan’s largest D&I awards.

Visit the D&I Award website

Supplier diversity

JM has set up a Supplier Diversity Taskforce dedicated to achieving greater diversity among our suppliers. Their efforts include setting specific objectives and principles and establishing an inclusive supplier code of conduct. 


Run for Diversity - Navi Mumbai Half Marathon

73 volunteers from JM's Taloja site participated in the 2023 Navi Mumbai Marathon, a 10km run for diversity. This initiative boosted awareness and engagement with DI&B while challenging colleagues to push their limits, break down prejudices, and bring a diverse group of people together. 


Global Inclusion Day

On Global Inclusion Day, we asked everyone to take some time to think about inclusion and commit to some everyday actions that they can take to make JM a more inclusive place to work. 


Carers UK

Johnson Matthey supports working carers, and is an active member of Carers UK’s business forum, Employers for Carers.

Visit the Carers UK website


JM Inclusion Booklet

In 2023, we published our Inclusion Booklet internally. It offers a complete guide to JM's approach and commitments to diversity, inclusion and belonging (DI&B) and highlights each of our nine employee resource groups, the communities they represent and challenges they face. This has been translated into 12 languages, is accessible by all employees, and is shared with all new joiners within a month of them starting at the company. 


Diversity demographics

JM has built in voluntary self ID questions into our annual employee engagement survey so that we can better understand the perceptions to inclusion and feelings of engagement across different communities that make up JM.

British Diversity Awards

JM has been shortlisted for four British Diversity Awards. With thousands of nominations submitted, receiving four shortlists is a tremendous accomplishment and showcases our commitment to fostering a diverse workplace where all employees feel included and valued:
  • Diversity Team of the Year – Global DI&B Team: Simone Coultress & Morgan Bondiek
  • Global Diversity Initiative of the Year – Women of Colour Lived Experience Series
  • Hero of the Year – Giovanna Cavaliere: Process Engineer, Chair of HOLA, DI&B Ambassador
  • Head of Diversity of the Year – Simone Coultress
Visit the British Diversity Awards website

Forces Families Jobs

JM has partnered with Forces Families Jobs as the go-to place for employment roles for family members of currently serving UK military personnel.

Visit the British Forces Families Jobs website

Career Transition Partnership

The Ministry of Defence's Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is the official provider of resettlement and has supported leaders of the Armed Forces for over 20 years as they transition from the military into civilian life. 

Visit the Career Transition Partnership website

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