DHL Supply Chain has said that the diversity of its employees is a “genuine strength” after being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.

Also ranked on the list is the Royal Mail; the DfT and Enterprise.

The ranking is of UK employers that are making gender equality a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to creating inclusive workplace cultures and progressing women in the workplace, across the entire organisation and at all levels.

Melanie Kreis, corporate board member for HR at Deutsche Post DHL, said of being placed on the list: “As a global company of half a million people, the diversity of our employees is a genuine strength, which is why workplace equality is so important to us.”

Currently 24% of all executive new hires and/or promotions at DHL Supply Chain UK and Ireland are women, just 1% away from its 25% target for 2020. The company is also working towards the target of ensuring 100% of job roles can be adapted for flexible working.

Nikki Craig, senior vice-president HR, DHL Supply Chain, UK and Ireland said: “For too long the logistics industry has had a reputation as male-dominated and not supportive of women. We are proud to be reversing the trend and creating a team that better mirrors the diversity of our customers, suppliers and investors.”