Sirius is proud of the diversity which exists across our German and UK businesses, with equal gender balance across our teams. Across both geographies, 52% of employees are female and 48% are male. In addition, with 43 nationalities represented across the business, we recognise that we have broad cultural experience to draw from.
The Sirius Group embraces diversity to its fullest extent. We have prioritised gender diversity in senior leadership roles and, in this context, are focused on finding the best female candidate for new or backfilled roles in the business. Across the Sirius Group, 42.8% of senior management positions are held by a female. Promoting female leadership is a key element of our social programme, with a dedicated female mentorship and leadership programme created within the Group to be rolled out across both businesses.
Through our diversity committee and ambassadors, we work to promote diversity, create equal opportunities and maintain zero-tolerance policies for discrimination and abusive behaviours. In the past year, we have completed a review of our policies and procedures confirming that they are all compliant with our diversity and inclusion objectives. We also launched unconscious bias training within the business in October 2022, starting with the diversity group. Given its success, we will make the training compulsory for all employees and expect a large majority of our colleagues to have completed it by the end of 2023. This is in addition to the existing online equality and diversity training which all our colleagues do every two years.
We continue to support and promote LGBTQ+ groups and organisations through our membership of LGBT Great and our ongoing support of the European Commission’s Diversity Charter for Germany, of which we have been a signatory since 2014, which covers all dimensions of diversity including sexual orientation and gender identity.