Sustainability & Our People

Our people define who we are as a business.

We have diverse, skilled and passionate people. Our culture and human resource processes are designed to ensure we attract, retain and develop the most talented and capable people, and that our employees are incentivised and rewarded with compelling career paths.

We are investing in our people systems to gather the data and insight needed to drive our talent and people agenda through improved and informed decisions.

Our culture

Our culture is what sets us apart from the competition and makes us unique. We are keen not to lose what makes the organisation special, but recognise the need to build on our rich history and ensure our culture is right today and for the future.

See more on our purpose here.

Leaders at all levels

We are building the future leadership capability needed to deliver sustainable, profitable revenue growth and nurture a high-engagement, high-performance culture. The discipline of talent management is scaled across the business, aimed at defining, finding, nurturing and moving talent for the benefit of our people and PZ Cussons. We are prioritising investment and the acquisition of the talent to build the critical capabilities we need to successfully drive growth locally. We are delivering the talent and capabilities needed by our brands to support digital first, multi-channel approaches across the markets.


The wellbeing of our teams remains of critical importance and we are currently in the process of developing a global wellbeing vision statement and strategy, to articulate our principles, focus areas and targets for measuring our success.

We’ve stepped up our employee assistance programme across the Group, with our new communication and collaboration tool Workplace from Facebook™ featuring a wellbeing hub, with guidance, tools and support to help employees build and maintain good physical and mental health. Global initiatives are also complemented by local programmes tailored for specific markets and requirements. 

Inclusion and diversity

Our multi-local footprint ensures that we are a diverse business, but we want to be more proactive about how we approach inclusion and diversity. We are in the process of developing our agenda on diversity with a new policy and KPIs to reflect our commitment.

In the wake of the pandemic, we have established inclusive working principles, to encourage all employees to learn from the past year, and to work in ways that enable them to flourish and be as effective as possible.

The four principles are:

  • Collaboration – Providing environments and technologies so our teams can innovate, solve problems and work on big ideas together.
  • Development and delivery – Flexible, often virtual, on the job learning and development to unleash potential.
  • Wellbeing – Supportive management and programmes that build energy, positivity and resilience for enhanced wellbeing.
  • Inclusion – Working environments will foster inclusivity and equal opportunities for all.


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