We must challenge bias
Richard John Carter, Managing Director UK & Ireland, BASF plc
"To #BalanceforBetter we must act now.
"For too long we have assumed things would get better. But things don’t simply get better. We have to make them better.
"As individuals, we must challenge bias. We must question the language we use. We must check our own behaviours. And ultimately organisations must create a safe, inclusive environment where our diverse teams will flourish.
"We must act now.
"At BASF our company values demonstrate our belief that diverse teams are strong teams. We value diversity, in people, opinions and experience.
"At BASF in UK & Ireland we are committed to increasing female representation in our Senior Leadership Team and have devised a robust Diversity & Inclusion Strategy for 2019. We are working with schools close to our sites, inspiring the next generation of scientists and challenging gender stereotypes in our industry.
"I am proud to be part of a team, dedicated to striving towards a better balance in business and our community."