Chorus wins Supreme Award
Chorus won the Supreme Award as well as the Leadership and Progressive accolades at last night’s Equal Pay Awards hosted by YWCA. YWCA established the awards programme to champion female leadership and equality in the workplace.
Chorus has reduced the gender pay gap from 19 percent in 2017, to 11.6 percent now and hopes to eliminate it altogether by 2022. When looking level by level across the organisation, there is currently no gap greater than 3.9 percent.
“Chorus has worked hard to build a strong people focus, and a culture where everyone feels they belong. In order to achieve this, the company has had to implement the right policies and place a strong focus on equality and inclusion,” says Chorus’ General Manager for People and Culture, Shaun Philp.
“We are delighted to have been recognised for our efforts at the Equal Pay Awards,” Philp says.
“We understand the importance of inclusion and diversity in the workplace, and in recent years we’ve made great progress on gender diversity and equal pay, as well as on the representation of women in senior roles.
“The Chorus Board and Executive team fundamentally believe that gender pay equity is a central tenet to our broader belonging strategy, which is why we’ve taken an active approach to managing gender equal pay.
“It is hugely satisfying internally and from a leadership perspective, to see the progress we are making - it's important we now take a role in the wider business community and share what we have learned to support others to also make progress,” Philp added.
The Equal Pay Awards judging panellists were impressed with Chorus’ internal and external communications which includes the publishing of gender pay data in its Annual Report.
Judging panellist, Kirsten Patterson, Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors, described the Chorus entry as a holistic programme which has achieved tangible results across the organisation.
“Chorus has set a well-defined strategy and is making significant and meaningful progress against the objectives in a measured and transparent way.
“The Board level leadership for the company’s gender pay journey is commendable and its transparency by providing gender equal pay data in its Annual Report is an encouraging trend many other organisations could similarly adopt,” Patterson said.
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