Leathwaite is committed to building an organisation that is sustainable, resilient and purpose-led, embracing and embedding ESG into every element of the company’s strategy.

Our objective is to become B Corp certified by 2023.

Our company’s core purpose to ‘create meaningful change through exceptional people’ which we apply rigorously to our staff, candidates, clients and those who interact with our business more broadly. It drives every aspect of how we conduct ourselves to ensure we conduct ourselves and our business operations, with the utmost integrity.

To this end, Leathwaite has an established internal ESG Team, comprising of a broad array of members representing all areas of our company. In addition, via our CSR programme of activity, company staff actively choose and engage with a variety of charity partners, whilst also receiving a volunteer day per year to facilitate and encourage this.

Below, and throughout this website, you will be able to learn more about how our various initiatives are helping to ensure Leathwaite operates in the most sustainable and ethical manner possible.

Building diversity with our own business

We are making it a priority to understand and improve our own internal make-up of Leathwaite to help us become a diverse and inclusive employer and business partner to our clients. To help us towards this goal we are now gaining much more robust internal data on the employees of Leathwaite. Our current 2021 employee breakdown is the following:

Providing clients with diverse candidate choices

Leathwaite is recognised as being a global leader within executive search for corporate functions, and in every assignment we use this knowledge and experience to source and appraise a diverse shortlist of candidates, whilst ensuring that this focus doesn’t compromise on the quality and integrity of our recommendations.

We recognise the benefits and importance of a diverse workforce, bringing a variety of perspectives and experiences into the workplace, promotes a positive culture and reflects the environment in which we live.

Accelerating the Diversity Agenda of our Clients

With a reputation for unrivalled levels of research, combined with a global talent knowledgebase that is only made possible through Leathwaite’s functional alignment and expertise, Leathwaite has access one of the most diverse global executive talent networks within the executive search industry.

During each retained search assignment our team maintains an ongoing record of the diversity of candidates interviewed by clients.

Our current candidate statistics show that in 87% assignments clients have interviewed ethnically and / or gender diverse candidates.

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