Deloitte recognised as leader in workplace gender equality with two prestigious awards
21 April 2016
Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has won a Business in the Community and Government Equalities Office Transparency Award, for demonstrating how serious it is about improving gender balance and closing the pay gap.*
The winners were announced at the Business in the Community workplace gender equality awards gala dinner last night (Wednesday 20th April), as part of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Week.
Deloitte was also named as a workplace gender equality leader in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016 list.**
Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent at Deloitte, said: “I am really honoured that the firm has received these two accolades; gender diversity is a business priority for us and the steps that we are taking to ensure that women can succeed in our firm are making a real difference. Fully aligned to these steps has been the reporting of our gender pay gap – this has been a positive experience for us and has enabled us to not only ensure that our actions are focused on the right things but also that we can talk about our gender pay gap in the context of the work that we are doing to address it.”
Kathryn Nawrockyi, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Deloitte. They have demonstrated that working to achieve equality is about more than just creating ‘opportunities for women’ – it’s about creating workplaces and ways of working that work for both women and men. We are challenging employers to rethink traditional approaches to creating an equal division of work and power between women and men, and I hope that Deloitte will inspire other employers to be bold and innovative.”
Caroline Dinenage, Minister for Women Equalities and Family Justice said: “I am immensely proud to present this award to Deloitte for leading the way on Transparency. As a company they have already published their pay gap, benefited from doing so and set an example which 1000’s of others will need to follow.
“This Government is committed to eliminating the gender pay gap in a generation, which is why we will require larger employers to publish their gender pay and gender bonus gap, to shine a light on the challenges, driving change and encouraging all companies to realise the benefits of being transparent and taking action.
“While it is evident just how far we have come as a nation in the last few years as a Government we cannot do this alone, it’s crucial that we work together to create workplaces that are fit to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”
Notes to editors
In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte LLP, which is among the country's leading professional services firms.
Deloitte LLP is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see www.deloitte.co.uk/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.
The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.
Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.