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Diversity, gender and equality

We’re committed to diversity, equity and inclusion:

Age

89% of our employees surveyed feel they are treated fairly regardless of their age

Gender

89% of our employees surveyed feel they are treated fairly regardless of their gender

LGBTQ+

98% of our employees surveyed feel they are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation

Race

91% of our employees surveyed feel they are treated fairly regardless of their race

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.

Female representation

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.

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BAME representation

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.

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We're one of the UK's Best Workplaces for Women

Egress has been selected as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women™ by Great Place to Work UK®

As an organisation, we continue to be committed to ensuring all employees can reach their full potential.

Our position on this prestigious list is driven by the recent Great Place to Work survey, which measured the extent to which women across the organisation reported a consistently great workplace experience, considering factors such as inclusivity, company values, and the effectiveness of our leaders.

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Egress Diversity & Belonging Forum

Our Diversity and Belonging Forum is for everyone – just like our workplace.

The more voices we have represented and amplified in Egress, the more we will all thrive, contribute and succeed. No matter who we are, we all have a role to play in creating equity. We recognise that a standardised approach does not create a fair system to support different groups.

Our forum is here to educate our workplace community, foster an inclusive culture and to empower people by respecting and celebrating what makes them different.

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Our forum's objectives

Culture

Foster a culture of respect and support to empower our people

Ambition

Facilitate company-wide inclusion training and continue to educate on important, current, and unique matters both individuals and groups face

Excellence

Ensure equity in the hiring process to identify, attract and retain talent

Integrity

Be accountable by establishing and reviewing measurable objectives (such as percentage of gender, Black, Asian and person of colour representation at all levels of our business)

Read more about Diversity and Belonging at Egress

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Pride 2021

Our Pride Committee and Diversity & Belonging Forum have worked together to run a set of virtual activities throughout the month.

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Celebrating UK Black History Month 2021

From sharing our Black heroes to a book club and music quiz, learn how we celebrated UK Black History Month 2021 at Egress.

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Contact our diversity team

Contact diversity team