Gender equality We believe in equal opportunities for all
Gender equality is a critical factor that will further our success, and we're committed to empowering women in the workplace
Our commitment to equality
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and have a number of policies and commitments that support women.
Our women’s network provides an international platform to inspire and encourage women to contribute and share best practices. We also have global flexible working practices and increased benefits for new parents. We train staff on unconscious bias and have safety initiatives in countries with a history of heightened violence against women. And, our gender pay gap disclosure sets out details of our pay gap in our major markets and actions taken to address it.
We also want to empower adolescent girls with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to fulfil their potential. Learn more about our Goal programme.
Public recognition of our commitment
Our CEO, Bill Winters, signed a statement of support for the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles, in April 2017. These seven principles underpin the work we are already committed to which supports women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
We signed the UK HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, in 2016, to further progress the gender agenda and work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. Learn more below.
And, have been recognised on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2018, for the third year in a row.
Women in Finance Charter
We signed the pledge to further progress the gender agenda and work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. Learn more...
Our commitment Women in Finance Charter
In 2016, we signed the UK HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter to further progress the gender agenda and work together to build a more balanced and fair industry.
The pledge includes:
- Having one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion
- Setting internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management
- Publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website
- Having an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity
As part of our commitment to transparency, we have been publishing gender data annually for over 10 years. We will continue to publish progress annually against our gender targets as we believe this will help to increase accountability and drive the pace of change across the industry.
Since signing the Charter, we've seen a positive trend in female representation in our senior leadership roles, increasing from 25% to 26% at the end of 2017. This takes us closer towards our pledge of having women occupy 30% of the top four levels of senior roles in 2020.
We're proud of the progress that we have made to date but recognise there is more work to do.