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Deloitte crowned a Gender Equality Game Changer employer

Fourth year as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women 2019

24 April 2019

Deloitte has been recognised by Business in the Community (BITC) as one of the top 50 employers for women in the UK for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, Deloitte has been awarded a prestigious Gender Equality Game Changer Award; this award recognises the firm’s relentless focus on respect and inclusion since 2015.

The top 50 list, published in The Times, celebrates UK employers focused on driving greater gender equality in the workplace.

Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent at Deloitte, said: “We are extremely proud to be listed once again as a top employer for women alongside other companies that are committed to driving greater gender equality in the workplace.

“It is also a great honour to receive a Game Changer Award for the focus that we have had on ensuring that we always provide an inclusive culture underpinned by respect.

“This focus, which has been led from the top of our firm, has seen us – amongst other things - create the thought-provoking Ask Yourself film, put 6,000 of our most senior leaders through extensive inclusive leadership sessions, create and roll out mandatory online inclusion development sessions to all our people, and ensure that all our people feel able to escalate any concerns they may have when it comes to respect and inclusion.”

Business in the Community is calling for companies to do more if they want to attract and retain the best talent. Chloe Chambraud, Director of Gender Equality at Business in the Community said: “Historically companies focused on policies and processes to address the inequality and bias that employees face on a daily basis. But this is not enough. It is only by changing the culture and promoting positive behaviours from the top that employers will see real change, and we look forward to supporting them on this journey.”

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Note to editors

Game Changer Awards 2019
Business in the Community (BITC) choose particularly innovative or impactful case studies from The Times Top 50 Employers for Women entries to be recognised as a Gender Equality Game Changers. Diversity experts and the Gender Equality Campaign at BITC select best practice examples that demonstrate outstanding progress or transformational change and / or innovation.

Deloitte is one of only three organisations to receive the game changer award this year.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established listing of employers leading the way on workplace gender equality. These employers make gender equality part of their business strategy at all levels and are sought out by people looking for their first job and looking to move roles later in their career.
Each year Business in The Community invites companies with a presence in the UK to apply by detailing what they are doing to work towards gender equality in their organisation.

The companies who made it onto the list were selected by gender equality experts at Business in the Community, this list is unranked and listed in alphabetical order.

The assessment process focusses on transparency, the causes behind gaps, what companies are doing to address these structural issues and the impact of their actions. The evaluation includes, but is not limited to, roles of senior leaders, actions to increase representation of women in senior positions, intersectionality, supporting parents and carers, bullying and harassment and the economic empowerment of women in supply chains and communities.

Deloitte Gender Pay Gap reporting here

About Business in the Community
Business in the Community, part of the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, is a business-led membership organisation made up of progressive businesses of all sizes who understand that the prosperity of business and society are mutually dependent. We exist to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart.

We use our Responsible Business Map to guide members on a journey of continuous improvement, working across the whole responsible business agenda. From community engagement to employment, diversity and the circular economy, we offer expert advice and specialist resources, driving best practice by convening, sharing learning and recognising great performance across our influential network. www.bitc.org.uk

About Deloitte
In this press release references to “Deloitte” are references to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”) a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity.

Please see deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

Deloitte LLP is a subsidiary of Deloitte NWE LLP, which is a member firm of DTTL, and is among the UK's leading professional services firms.

The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

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