Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE+I)

Why Choose Colt?


Our Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Strategy

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) strategy is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all walks of life and create an environment where everyone can make their mark. We will achieve this through our four DEI pillars:


Leadership & Culture

Develop our leaders as inclusive role models and drive an inclusive culture where we can harness diversity of thought for greater success.


Governance & Impact

Ensure we have the governance in place to measure our success and maximise impact through industry collaboration.


Diverse Representation

Improve the diversity of our workplace, ensuring we represent the customers and communities that we serve.


Equitable Business Practices

Employ equitable business practices that improve the employee experience and affect positive change in the wider world.

We run an extensive and active DEI programme with activities across each pillar.

Our initiatives, policies and guidelines

Embrace Your Best 

A development programme by womenfor women.


A global programme designed to inspire and inform future leaders with the tools to proactively shape and progress their own careers.

Allies in Action programme

An active community of allies that promotes equity, accessibility, and a sense of belonging.

Optimising Accessibility Roadmap

A multi-year journey for our business as we take steps to build accessibility into everything we do.

Change 100 (UK)

The Change100 Programme is designed for disabled students and graduates to support them to start their career.

Menopause Reframed

Menopause Reframed is an initiative aimed at awareness raising, educating and supporting individuals in order to reduce the stigma around menopause.

Mental Health First Aiders

We have 60 MHFAs across Colt globally who have been trained to be the first response for colleagues who need a listening ear or signposting to further support.

Global Family Leave policy

Our global family leave policy is inclusive for all new parents, across our regions.

Global Transition at Work policy

Outlines our commitment to supporting transgender employees and those with non-binary identities transitioning at work.

Global Workplace Adjustments policy

Supports Colties with disabilities or long term health conditions to ensure they experience a fair chance to join, develop and build their career at Colt.

Global Domestic Abuse policy

A commitment by Colt to provide support, resources and tools to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse, stalking or coercive control.

Neurodiversity Guidelines

Our neurodiversity guides provide information and have practical advise for both managers and employees on understanding and supporting colleagues with diverse cognitive backgrounds.

Menopause Guidelines

Our menopause guidelines for managers and employees provide information and support for employees as well as those who are directly and indirectly affected.

"Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a strategic imperative. Inclusion drives diversity of thought, which is central to the innovation we need to deliver extraordinary connections for our customers.“

Keri Gilder, CEO

Our employee networks help us create meaningful change:



Our women’s and allies network exists to promote diversity and gender balance at Colt and engage with all employees to enable women to thrive.


Our LGBTQ+ Allies network, aiming to make us a more inclusive place for all. Helping drive the message that we are inclusive, no matter how you identify.


YOUnited exists to promote cross cultural understanding and an environment where anyone can flourish regardless of their race, ethnicity, faith or cultural background.

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Aims to raise awareness of visible and invisible disabilities and health conditions, and champion inclusion across Colt. Discover more


Next@Colt focuses on the needs and aspirations of those who are early in career and aims to build connections, and develop talent.

Memberships, accreditations and awards

As a company, we firmly believe in creating an inclusive workplace for all and we have taken significant steps towards achieving this.

We’re always striving to be better to make Colt as welcoming as possible. In the meantime, we will use this recognition as motivation to do even more in the future.

These memberships, awards and accreditations show we’re on the right track and making significant progress.

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