Our corporate responsibility strategy is focused on four key areas: Community, Workplace, Environment and Marketplace, reflecting the nature of our business and the main ways in which we can make a difference.
As we publish this report, we are all living and working in unprecedented circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world has changed significantly over the past few months, impacting our colleagues, our clients, the global financial markets as well as broader society. The physical and mental wellbeing of our people and the uninterrupted functioning of our operations continue to be our priorities in this challenging time. Whilst we have shown resilience in our ability to keep working, we have also personally experienced the human impact of COVID-19. Sadly, we have lost a dear friend and colleague in Daniel Dumont. In honour of Daniel and the values he stood and fought for, we have made a donation to the charity Ex Aequo, an organisation close to his heart and dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ community.
At Euroclear, we value our open and inclusive culture and continue to build on our diverse workforce. We promote gender diversity (internally through initiatives such as the Women Empowering Academy, and externally with our participation in the Women in Finance network) and continuously monitor how we can further improve our work environment for people with disabilities.