Diversity & Inclusion

We’re people powered, which means we appreciate you, for you; all of your personality, creativity and zeal that helps make us great.

We want everyone at Compass to get an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. We believe inclusive working environments bring out the best in people and are determined that Compass Group Ireland should be a place where everyone feels welcome and has a fair chance to get on.

To begin with, our focus is on empowering women, supporting the LGBT community and helping those from socially disadvantaged groups.

We are the first food service company in the industry to try and tackle the shortage in female chefs. In April 2016, we set ourselves the goal of having a 50/50 split of male and female chefs in our chef workforce by 2020. Then, around 35% of our chefs were women – almost twice the industry average of 18.5%.

We’ve worked hard to understand and break down the barriers women face. To help achieve our new target, we’ve created a Women in Food Board to encourage and support women as they work towards becoming chefs.

We want people to feel welcome at Compass Group Ireland, whatever their sexuality. We partnered with Stonewall and professional network OUTstanding, to help develop our workplace strategy and practices to ensure we’re offering a positive and inclusive working environment for our LGBT colleagues. We have also established an LGBT & Allies Network to help all our people feel able to be themselves.