Diversity and inclusiveness

Diversity and inclusiveness are not “nice to haves.” They are business imperatives.

Diverse perspectives, combined with an inclusive culture, drive better decision-making, stimulate innovation, increase organizational agility and strengthen resilience to disruption. 

Inclusive organizations maximize the power of all differences and realize the full potential of all of their employees. This minimizes blind spots, and encourages truly innovative thinking. Learn how creating and maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusiveness can help your organization sustain long-term success in today’s global marketplace.

To demonstrate our commitment, the Global Executive (GE) has signed the EY GE D&I statement, which underscores our increased focus on diversity and inclusiveness.

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The importance of Diversity and Inclusiveness

HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter

Our public commitment is to double the proportion of female and BME talent in our UK partnership to 40% female and 20% BME by July 2025. As of 2020, our Partnership has increased to 23% Women and 12% BAME representation.

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Pay gap reporting

Based on the Government’s methodology set out in The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, we published our first gender pay gap report in October 2017, over five months ahead of the government’s April 2018 deadline. Because pay gap legislation is more than a compliance issue for us as a firm, we have also published our pay gap data for ethnicity and incorporated data for our UK Partners. In 2019 we went further, by voluntarily publishing our Disability and Sexual Orientation pay gaps for the first time, continuing our drive for greater transparency.

We encourage others to also go beyond the current Pay Gap legislation, to help accelerate diversity in the profession and across business.

Read our reports:

Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

Gender Pay Gap Report 2018

Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

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