We work towards that objective by providing training and opportunities for career advancement, rewarding our employees fairly and by encouraging employees to give direct feedback to senior management.
With fewer than 250 employees, we benefit from an open culture of communication and a flat organisational structure. We are a meritocracy and our employees are recruited, promoted and rewarded on the basis of merit, ability and performance.
We recognise the importance of nurturing the wellbeing and satisfaction of our employees by providing a supportive working environment and a healthy work/life balance. Accordingly, we offer a variety of formal and informal benefits.
Whilst 3i does not have, nor needs, a formal human rights policy, our policies are nevertheless consistent with internationally-proclaimed human rights principles. We comply fully with applicable human rights legislation in the countries in which we operate, for example covering areas such as freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, equal remuneration and protection against discrimination.
We aim to invest only in businesses which are committed to: respecting the human rights of their workers; maintaining safe and healthy working conditions; treating their employees fairly; upholding the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining; and respecting the health, safety and wellbeing of those adversely affected by their business activities.
At 31 March 2017, 3i’s total of 241 employees was broken down as follows.
Achieving better gender diversity is important to 3i and we believe we are making good progress in that respect, within the constraints of being a small organisation with modest staff turnover. Of the new hires we made during the year, 45% were female and 55% were male.
We are an equal opportunities employer and opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We believe that a diverse and varied workforce is a great benefit to all and therefore we encourage this.
We published our statement on Modern Slavery for the financial year ending 31 March 2016 on our website in September 2016, and will update this statement in September 2017.
3i is committed to ensuring that: