Diversity, gender and equality
Egress – diversity and equality – how we are doing
Every day, we celebrate our employees who come from different backgrounds and have different experiences. We want everyone who works for Egress to feel welcome.
However, we are not just about bold sweeping statements on diversity and equality. We all know actions speak louder than words. We are rightly proud of the progress we have made in improving inclusion in our workplace in recent years, whilst recognising there are still areas where more needs to be done.
We are fervent in our adherence to fair and transparent processes in recruitment, progression and promotion, supported by the ongoing delivery of company-wide awareness programmes on Diversity and Inclusion.
Here are some illustrations of the progress we have made so far.
In common with many technically biased organisations, we recognise that women are underrepresented in our workforce, but we have taken great strides to address this imbalance. Female representation in our workplace has grown from 20% three years ago to over 30% today, and we aim to continue increasing this figure year on year.
We also seek a workforce that represents the communities it is drawn from, and we constantly seek a diverse population of candidates to fill our open positions at all levels, and across all disciplines. The representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees in our workforce has been consistently above the national average for many years.