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Diversity and equal opportunity

SITA is committed to equal opportunity and strongly opposes any form of  discrimination.

At SITA we strive to build and maintain a productive, motivated workforce by treating all employees fairly and equitably. As a result, we benefit from an exceptional range of knowledge, perspectives and insights deriving from workforce diversity. The gender balance and age diversity of our workforce is reported in detail in the charts on page 12. Note that aside from gender and age, our HR systems do not capture other measures of diversity.

Diversity

SITA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Working hours and leave entitlement, including parental leave, are allocated as per local laws in all territories where we operate, and in most countries, we significantly exceed statutory requirements. 

Three employee resource groups (ERGs) were established in 2016 in our Americas region. The SITA WE (Women Empowered) ERG serves as a resource for women at SITA, to positively influence the work environment, build an internal support system for women colleagues and promote professional and leadership development. The group is open to all employees and meets regularly to network and plan events and programs including workshops, speaker events, charitable fundraising, and mentoring and coaching opportunities.  

The SITA Military Support ERG is a resource for veterans and family members of veterans and serving military members. Through social and fundraising events, this group, with colleague, family and local support, provides direct assistance to military support organizations such as the USO (United Service Organization) and raises awareness of issues facing service personnel and their families.  

The SITA Pride LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) ERG was created to support a population with developing and maturing issues within the workplace. Through social media, information campaigns, and community based charities, this group and their allies are connected virtually to each other for sharing ideas, concerns, and to find and provide support within the community.  

In 2016, SITA entered the fourth year of an Employment Equity program in Canada which monitors how four designated groups – women, Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities – are represented. The latest report pertains to the 2015 full year and confirms our compliance with the reporting requirements of the Canadian Employment Equity Act (EEA). 

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