The Women in Defence Charter (WiDC) welcomes two new signatories, Rheinmetall UK and Rheinmetall UK Military Vehicles UK who join the Charter’s growing list of signatories and supporting organisations from across the defence industry including prime manufacturers, SMEs, trade associations and the defence public sector.
By signing the Charter, Rheinmetall Defence UK and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles UK pledge to be the very best at driving inclusion and diversity within their organisation which includes providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. Rheinmetall UK and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles UK has also pledged to the Charter’s ambition of a minimum of 30 per cent female representation at levels across the defence sector by 2030. The Charter was signed by Rebecca Richards, Managing Director RMMV UK and Rheinmetall Defence UK.
Signing the Women in Defence Charter aligns with Rheinmetall Group’s long-term Corporate Social Responsibility strategy which is an integral part of its corporate culture, and it views the diversity of its employees as a strategic success factor. For Rheinmetall Group, diversity holds tremendous potential for the continued growth of the group and signing the Women in Defence Charter is an opportunity to recruit and retain the best talent.
Rebecca Richards, Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence UK and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles UK said:
“Rheinmetall Defence UK and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles UK are honoured to be a signatory of the Women in Defence Charter. We are very proud of the progress we’ve made so far in improving all areas of Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
“We aim to increase the representation of women across the industry so individuals and ideas thrive, our customers get the best from us, and the next generation of women and girls may be inspired to join our mission of becoming the UK’s Land Champion, where the best choose to work.”
Sophie Thomas, Industry Co-Chair of the Women in Defence Charter and Service Delivery Director at AQUILA said:
“The Women in Defence Charter is delighted to welcome Rheinmetall UK and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles UK to the Charter. They join the Charter’s strong network of more than 55 signatories.
“2022 is an exciting year for the Charter and it is brilliant to see Rheinmetall committing to being the very best at driving inclusion and diversity within their organisation and providing fair opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We look forward to working with Rheinmetall as the Charter goes from strength to strength.”