Annual Report 2020

Our People

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At Kerry, we leverage our diverse, entrepreneurial and results-focused culture, talent and expertise to enhance the lives of others, accessing our industry-leading taste and nutrition capabilities to develop sustainable food and beverage solutions that offer new growth opportunities for our customers.

Our Culture: Building a Sustainable Future

Our Purpose, Inspiring Food, Nourishing Life underpins our culture. It is reflected in our values and our people practices. This year our people have truly felt the power and importance of our values in guiding our decisions and actions in unprecedented circumstances.

Our purpose and values-led culture is core to why our people want to grow, perform and make a positive difference in Kerry, and enables us to attract and retain the best talent in our industry.

Our Values: Nourishing Our Culture

Our Values of Courage, Ownership, Inclusiveness, Open-Mindedness and Enterprising Spirit guide us as we live our purpose; they unite us across cultures and geographies and help us to earn the trust and respect of our people, our customers and communities.

courage Courage plus
Ownership Ownership plus
inclusiveness Inclusiveness plus
open-mindedness Open-mindedness plus
entrepreneurial-spirit Enterprising Spirit plus

Enhancing Our Employee Experience: Winning and Growing Together

The engagement and experience of our people is a key priority and a key lead indicator of our future sustainable growth and performance.


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Our focus is on improving how our leaders engage and collaborate in a consistent way, and how we lead and role model by living our values consistently every day.


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Our employees feel that they have appropriate influence in decision making, contributing their ideas to simplify our business and continue to transform for the future.

Career Development

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We aspire to be the first choice for the best talent – where everyone can fulfil their potential and have interesting and varied careers. We have encouraged our people to take greater ownership of their careers, by enhancing our systems to make it easier to capture skills and experiences, to improve alignment with opportunities for continued progression within our business.


Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: Fostering an Inclusive Workplace

Our ambition is to build a highly inclusive workplace where everyone can be at their best, contribute to our success and excel personally and professionally. We have demonstrated our commitment to our ambition through fully embedding our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging strategy within our sustainability strategy.


Strengthening Our Leadership and Talent Pipeline

At Kerry, we seek to partner with our talent, helping our people to fulfil their career aspirations whilst ensuring we have a ready supply of qualified expert and leadership talent to meet the current and future needs of the business.

Rewarding and Recognising

Our aim is to ensure that our reward programmes are positioned as one of the key levers of business performance, appropriately aligned with the external market, and delivered in a way which makes them more easily understood and appreciated by our people.

At Kerry, we believe Total Reward is about more than just pay and financial rewards. It encompasses career development, personal growth and access to worldwide opportunities in an inclusive culture where all our people can flourish.