SEAT Diversity & Inclusion
As the first business and expert network on diversity and inclusion in Spain, SEAT is proud to have joined the Board of Directors of REDI (Business Network for LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion). SEAT is committed to promoting respect and diversity as an integrated value in the company’s daily activity. Guillermo Cerrón, one of the driving forces behind Pride@SEAT, will form part of the association’s new management as a member representing the carmaker.
Regardless of gender, identity or sexual orientation, SEAT believes all their employees should be able to benefit from an inclusive and respectful working environment, continuing to promote talent equally. Thanks to being recognised by the British newspaper Financial Times in its Diversity Leaders report, SEAT is positioned as a leading company in Europe in terms of inclusion and diversity.
“SEAT is firmly committed to people and diversity, tolerance, respect and inclusion are part of our core values. Joining the REDI Board of Directors is a further step in our commitment to integration in the workplace. We aim to foster an inclusive, open company, removed from barriers and stereotypes, and to raise awareness both within the company and in society. Thanks to each individual’s uniqueness, SEAT will continue to be an innovative, competitive and sustainable company.”
Xavier Ros, Executive Vice-president for Human Resources and Organisation at SEAT.
“We welcome SEAT S.A. as a member of REDI and its incorporation to the new Board of Directors. It’s important to point out that this is a leading company in a sector in which innovation is at the heart of its activity and that, by promoting the management of diversity and LGBT+ inclusion, it is making a firm commitment to extend this innovative and transformative spirit to the people who make up its workforce. We have no doubt that this will also have a positive impact on the workforces of the supplier companies in its supply chain.”
REDI President Miguel Castro
“By joining the Board of Directors of REDI, we are fulfilling our plan to continue promoting LGBT+ diversity and inclusion at SEAT. Initiatives such as this one make our commitment to mainstreaming equality in the company a reality.”
Guillermo Cerrón, promoter of Pride@SEAT
Included in SEAT’s diversity and inclusion strategy, essential values for the brand include tolerance and respect, as well as inclusion, gender, generations, nationalities and LGBT+, as well as in the Volkswagen Group’s Group Essentials, seven principles on which the corporate culture is based, namely responsibility, honesty, courage, diversity, pride, solidarity and reliability.
As a result, the company launched Pride@SEAT in June 2020, an LGTB+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and related communities) initiative set up by people working at SEAT and supported by the Human Resources department. Pride@SEAT promoted joining the REDI association, (created to combat the stigma suffered by the majority of LGTB+ people and to promote changes in favour of inclusion and equality in the workplace), aiming to participate in the presentation of REDI in Barcelona, which took place on 14 January at CASA SEAT.
Overall, by joining REDI, SEAT is promoting diversity and inclusion among their employees and raise awareness.
For more information regarding SEAT’s diversity strategy, please don’t hesitate to contact Caffyns SEAT today.