In the UK we are committed to building a diverse and dynamic workforce through public diversity goals. BNY Mellon signed the UK’s Women in Finance Charter in 2016 – an undertaking by the members of BNY Mellon’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Executive Committee who aspired to have a minimum of 30% of all hires in the region be women and/or diverse across all job levels by 31 December 2017. We were pleased to have met this goal ahead of the target date. We also aspired to improve representation in EMEA of women in senior positions from 27% in September 2016 to 30% by 31 December 2018. As of March 2019 we have reached 28% and have implemented a series of additional initiatives to sustain this momentum.
BNY Mellon remains committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that attracts the best talent and empowers our people to reach their full potential. We continue our focus on increasing levels of female representation in senior management and advancing diverse top talent. We have implemented a number of initiatives over the past year to supplement our existing efforts. These include an initiative targeting those who have taken an extended period of absence from the workplace, with a particular focus on women looking to return to work; continued investment in our female talent through career development programmes; and greater accountability placed on our recruiters, hiring managers and senior leaders through the inclusion of diversity measurements in their performance management goals.
Our six Employee Resource Groups support our diverse workforce and help ensure that a wide range of perspectives and rich experience contributes to our performance and ultimately our clients’ success. The groups, including our Women’s Initiatives Network, provide personal and professional development opportunities and help women and other employees feel welcomed, included and valued for the differences that enable them to make unique contributions.
For our senior leaders, diversity is a business imperative. We are proactively building the best global team that can look at issues and devise solutions from different angles, because of their diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. By publically disclosing our UK diversity goals, we aim to promote transparency by holding ourselves accountable to driving change. We will continue to publish progress against our goals and share strategies and best practices on an annual basis.
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The UK Government Equalities Office has introduced legislation which, as of 4 April 2018, requires employers with 250 or more UK employees to publish certain information in respect of their gender pay gap. BNY Mellon welcomes initiatives that encourage greater focus on pay transparency.Download our Gender Pay Gap Report