This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 21, 2007.
ICI and its people
ICI continues to develop people capability requirements to meet its strategic objectives. During 2006, the focus on China included the China Academy, a programme of training and experience for general management recruits, and recruitment of scientists for the new China Technical Centre in Shanghai. Other focus areas include sales and marketing.
ICI continues to monitor the gender, ethnicity and nationality diversity of its management population. The data indicates that the 2006 management group of about 1,580 included 16% women. Of the 680 located in North America there was a 10% ethnic minority; of the 900 located outside North America there was a 53% minority nationality (defined as those born outside UK, USA or the Netherlands where our businesses are headquartered). Since 2002, the minority nationality has improved from 48%; the gender and ethnic diversity measures have remained fairly constant.