We provide training and opportunities for career advancement, reward our employees fairly and recognise the importance of supporting the wellbeing and satisfaction of our employees by providing a healthy working environment and work/life balance.
With fewer than 240 employees, we benefit from a flat organisational structure, which facilitates a culture of an open communication. Direct feedback to senior managers is actively encouraged. We are a meritocracy and, as such, our employees are recruited, promoted and rewarded based on merit.
Whilst 3i does not have, nor need, a specific human rights policy, our policies are nevertheless consistent with internationally-recognised human rights principles such as the UN Global Compact.
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.
Due to the small number and diverse functions of our employees, as well as the nature of our business, our employees are not, in practice, unionised and do not engage in collective bargaining. We do not procure services from nor invest in businesses which make use of slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, compulsory labour or harmful child labour.
At 31 March 2022, 3i’s total of 236 employees was broken down as follows:
3i Group plc Directors1
Achieving better gender diversity is important to 3i and we believe we are making reasonable progress in that respect, within the constraints of being a small organisation with modest staff turnover. Of the 32 new hires we made during the year, 15 were female and 17 were male.
3i is an equal opportunities employer and prohibits unfair discrimination. In light of our small workforce, we do not set specific diversity targets, but we seek to create, through our culture and policies, a work environment that helps to bring out the best in our employees.
We published our statement on Modern Slavery for the financial year ending 31 March 2021 on our website in September 2021, and will update this statement in September 2022. 3i is committed to ensuring that: