28th March 2018: In line with new government legislation, today marks the release of Dentsu Aegis Network’s first ever Gender Pay Gap Report.
Stef Calcraft, Executive Chairman UK & Ireland, Dentsu Aegis Network said: “This report explains the positive actions we’re taking to achieve our gender equality goals, as well as the nature of the gender pay gap itself.
“Creating diverse and balanced teams is not just a moral imperative, it is a business imperative. It is proven that gender-balanced companies perform better financially, are more effective and deliver more innovative products and services. To help our clients reach millions of different people every day, we need our people to reflect the society that we represent too.
“This belief drives our commitment to build a diverse, balanced organisation with an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, regardless of gender or background.
“We’ve already taken positive steps in this space, and while our overall median gender pay gap of 14.1% is lower than the national average of 18.4%*, we know we have more to do.
“At the top of our agenda, we’re committed to increasing female representation across our most senior roles to match the levels we already see lower down the business.
“That’s why we have set ourselves the goal to have an equal gender balance at all levels of our business by the end of 2019.
“This is a good move for us, our industry and for society”
Read the report here.
*Office of National Statistics UK Median Gender Pay Gap 2017
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