Rouse is an equal opportunities employer and has its own Diversity Policy. We operate rigorous non-discrimination policies, and pay particular attention to all protected characteristics of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or age. Rouse is committed to avoiding all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination and encouraging diversity and equality in its workforce across the globe. All employees are treated fairly and equally.Selection for employment, and for any employee benefits, is on the basis of merit. We positively encourage diversity among our workforce, regarding it as one of the strengths of the firm. Individuals are treated with dignity and individual differences valued.You would be hard pressed to find a more diverse team, than who we are putting forward with Rouse. We operate in 13 countries and employ a predominantly female workforce from more than 20 ethnic backgrounds. Crucially, 83% of our executives are women, 86% of whom are from emerging markets.
The policy is fully supported by senior management and its principles embedded in our business strategy. Recruitment policies are monitored regularly, and any action contrary to this policy will be treated seriously and could result in disciplinary action. There is zero tolerance for bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviour. We apply consistent criteria throughout our appraisal process and apply a personal development plan for each individual. We encourage career development by supplying appropriate training to each individual. We also raise awareness of diversity within the firm in our induction training, and regularly monitor and measure diversity levels throughout the firm.