Celebrating Diversity and Empowerment

8 March 2024

  • March 2024

Celebrating Diversity and Empowerment:
Coats Commitment to International Women's Day

In today's global landscape, fostering inclusivity and diversity isn't just a goal; it's a necessity for organisations committed to progress. At Coats, embracing diversity isn't just a corporate ethos—it's woven into the fabric of our culture.

With a sprawling global workforce spanning diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences, Coats is dedicated to cultivating an environment where every individual feels valued and empowered. We understand that embracing differences enriches our collective perspective and drives innovation, making us stronger as a company and as a community.

Central to our diversity initiatives is our unwavering commitment to gender equality. From the factory floor to the boardroom door, the contributions of our female teammates are not just recognised but celebrated as integral to our success. For years, we've proudly marked International Women's Day (IWD) by organising meaningful events and campaigns across our company.

Since 2016, Coats has been actively participating in IWD campaigns, where we come together as one cohesive unit to honour the remarkable achievements of women globally. It's not merely a date on our calendar; it's a testament to our dedication to fostering gender diversity and equality within our organisation and beyond.

In 2022, we proudly launched 'Coats for Her,' a female empowerment program aimed at nurturing and advancing women in the workplace. With ambitious targets to increase the representation of women by 40% in senior leadership positions by 2030, Coats for Her encompasses five key initiatives designed to encourage more women to consider careers with us and support the growth and development of our female talent.

As we celebrate International Women's Day this year and beyond, Coats reaffirms its commitment to creating a workplace where diversity is celebrated, inclusion is championed, and every voice is heard. Together, we continue to strive towards building a more equitable and gender-diverse organisation, driving progress not only within our company but across industries worldwide.