Oracle believes that innovation starts with inclusion. To create the future, we need people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. That’s why we’re committed to creating a workplace where all kinds of people can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before. These values are also aligned with the UK Government Social Value Model for public procurement.
Oracle UK is a Disability Confident Employer, accredited by the UK Government Disability Confident scheme. As a Disability Confident organisation, we are changing behaviour and cultures in our own business, networks, and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.
Oracle also recently received a Best Place to Work Award for Disability Inclusion from the Disability Equality Index.
We champion people with neurodiversity, a concept where neurological differences such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity, and dyslexia are respected and valued like any other human variation.
Oracle UK’s pioneering Neurodiversity Network has three objectives. First, to improve awareness and inclusion for existing neurodiverse staff. Two, to enable the potential to recruit neurodiverse staff. And three, to identify support resources and create networks for employees with neurodiversity in the family.
Initiatives are already in place to support these neurodiversity goals, including the development of formal programmes, advising on workplace accommodations, and adjusting cultural acceptance.
Oracle is committed to creating accessible technologies and products that enhance the overall workplace environment and contribute to the productivity of our employees, our customers, and our customers’ customers.
We recognise the need for our applications, and our customers’ and partners’ products built with our tools, to be usable by the disabled community. The Oracle Accessibility Program Office is responsible for defining the corporate standards for accessibility and developing materials to train all employees so that they can successfully create products that meet those standards. Additional information is available here.
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGS) are where employees come together with similar interests or experiences that are strategically aligned with Oracle's business goals and our diversity and inclusion objectives. Our groups provide a support system for employees, encourage diversity and inclusiveness at all levels, help attract and retain top talent and promote leadership development.
Oracle UK’s Cultural Harmony Network (CHN) focuses on embracing full inclusivity and belonging within Oracle’s progressive modern workplace. Born from the BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) initiative, the Network strives to deliver education, such as ‘Let’s Talk about Race’ workshops and a ‘The Black Lives Matter, Racial Disparity in the UK’ webinar. The network aims to raise awareness and share best practices on improving wider representations amongst ethnic minority employees.Reverse Mentoring Programme
Oracle UK has developed a Reverse Mentoring Programme where senior leaders are mentored by employees from our BAME demographic to better learn the lived experiences. This helps shape decisions made at a senior level from career progression, recruitment, and training.
Oracle Women’s Leadership is an employee resource group with a mission is to develop, engage, and empower current and future generations of Oracle women leaders. Members focus on building an inclusive and innovative workforce, enhancing leadership and professional development skills; strengthening and expanding professional networks; improving organizational awareness; cultivating communities and fostering environments to attract, grow and retain current and future Oracle women leaders.
OPEN is Oracle's employee resource group for people interested in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. OPEN's mission is to educate Oracle and the surrounding global community about issues concerning the LGBTQ+ and ally community, network with each other for support, ensure a safe workplace, and contribute to Oracle's success as a business by assisting identifying and retaining top diverse talent.
Inspiring unity and leadership through professional development, mentorship, cultural awareness and knowledge sharing. Oracle Professional Asian Leadership is focused on retention, professional development and community engagement to advance diversity and inclusion within Oracle.
Oracle UK is fully committed to a work environment and supply chain that is free from human trafficking and slavery. Oracle will not tolerate or condone human trafficking or slavery in any part of our global organisation. It is for this reason, that the measures outlined in the 2021 Oracle Statement against Modern Slavery (PDF) have been adopted.
The measures described in this 2020 Oracle Statement are consistent with our core values to protect and advance human dignity and human rights in our global business practices and supply chains.