We provide training and opportunities for career advancement, reward our employees fairly and encourage direct feedback to senior management.
With fewer than 250 employees (and fewer than 160 in the UK, where our head office is based), we benefit from a flat organisational structure, which supports an open communication culture. We are a meritocracy and our employees are recruited, promoted and rewarded based on merit.
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.
Whilst 3i does not have, nor needs, a specific human rights policy, our policies are nevertheless consistent with internationally-recognised 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 2019, 3i’s total of 240 employees was broken down as follows.
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Achieving better gender diversity is important to 3i and we believe we are making reasonable progress in that respect, within the constraints of a small organisation with modest staff turnover. Of the 26 new hires we made during the year, 58% were female and 42% were male.
We are an equal opportunities employer and oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We believe that a diverse and varied workforce is a great benefit to the organisation and therefore we encourage this.
We published our statement on Modern Slavery for the financial year ending 31 March 2018 on our website in September 2018, and will update this statement in September 2019.
3i is committed to ensuring that: