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Workplace equality

We are passionate about making the world more connected, inclusive and sustainable, and committed to creating a place where everyone can truly be themselves and belong.

The way we see it, the best innovations happen when diverse people with different perspectives collaborate. In fact, it’s only when we harness the power of all of the different perspectives around us that we progress as an organisation, challenging the way things are done and doing them better – not just for our customers, but our people and communities too. That’s why we’re building an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

Our global commitment on menopause

Vodafone’s global commitment on menopause is part of our aim to build a more inclusive culture and our desire for women to see Vodafone as the place to be for their career through all stages of their working life.

Vodafone’s independent research conducted by Opinium in 2021 highlights and details the workplace impacts for women experiencing menopause symptoms, based on a survey of over 5,000 people in five countries who had experienced menopause while at work.

Our comprehensive toolkit for those experiencing menopause and for the people supporting them is available for individuals or organisations to download, use and share.

Gender equality

We want to be recognised as the world’s best employer for women by 2025. To get there, we’re working closely with teams across the business to listen about what matters and make real changes. Click here to find out more about our work on tackling gender inequality, including our global menopause research and support, and our global maternity policy which offers 16 weeks of fully paid maternity leave.


We are explicit in our belief that every person has the right to be authentic in their sexual orientation and gender identity. We embed LGBT+ inclusion into our policies and processes, ensuring that the lived experience and needs of the community are reflected in all we do. It’s important to us as an organisation that we show up collectively for events like Pride and Spirit Day, for which we paint our brand purple every year to take a stand against LGBT+ based bullying. Our LGBT+ network helps us build empathy and understanding across our community and we equip our people with training on how to be an ally to the LGBT+ community.


At Vodafone, we know the value that people with disabilities add to our organisation, and we work hard to ensure all of buildings, our systems, and ways of working are designed with accessibility at the centre of them, so that our disabled colleagues can fully participate. Our disABILITY network provides a platform to learn and understand the lived experience of our disabled colleagues, helping break down the myths and helping people understand the full range of disabilities and lived experience. We recognise our role in our communities too; we have embedded mandatory accessibility standards into our procurement process so that our products are constantly widening accessibility, our retail employees can access sign language training – and we’ve even used our technology capabilities to help a paralysed person walk again. We are proud members of the Valuable 500, publicly committing to ensuring disability Inclusion in our business.

Race, ethnicity & cultural heritage

Whether it’s at work or in the community, we’re striving to create a place where people from different backgrounds, race, ethnicity and cultural heritage can thrive. The more we can do together, the more of an impact we can make. We understand how complex racial inequality is, and are equipping our colleagues to critically self-reflect, have impactful conversations together and collectively drive change. We focus on building awareness and allyship, addressing barriers to thriving, inclusive recruitment and partnerships to scale impact.

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