Board Diversity Policy

  1. Purpose
  2. This policy sets out the approach to diversity in respect of the Board of Directors of Kingfisher plc. The Policy is intended to assist the Board, through the work of the Nomination Committee, in creating and maintaining optimum Board and Committee composition.

    A separate Kingfisher Group Diversity Policy applies to all employees in the Kingfisher Group of companies.

  3. Policy Statement
  4. Kingfisher believes in the value of diversity throughout the company. It is Kingfisher's policy to maintain and develop the diversity of its Board of Directors without compromising on the calibre of new directors appointed.

    Appointments to the Board should be based on merit while complementing and enhancing the existing diversity of skills, knowledge, and experience of the Board as a whole. We consider diversity to include diversity of background, race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs and age, as well as of culture, personality and work-style.

  5. Policy Objectives
  6. The Nomination Committee will engage with Executive Search firms in a manner which enhances opportunities for diverse candidates to be considered for appointment.

    The Nomination Committee will support Board-level diversity throughout the Succession Planning process.

    The Nomination Committee will support efforts to increase diversity in the senior management pipeline towards executive and non-executive Board positions.

  7. Monitoring and Reporting
  8. This policy and progress against its objectives will be reviewed annually.

    The Nomination Committee is responsible for the implementation of this policy and for monitoring progress towards the achievement of its objectives.

    A summary of this policy, and of the progress made in achieving its objectives, will be disclosed in the Annual Report & Accounts.


Last updated 25 October 2017