08 May 2024

Advancing Gender Equality within the NWH Group.

Advancing Gender Equality within the NWH Group.

At the NWH Group, we understand that gender pay inequality continues to be a significant issue in the UK, as highlighted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Although there has been some progress, especially among younger age groups, the waste management and haulage industries still face significant challenges in achieving gender parity. These challenges arise from long-standing stereotypes and barriers that have historically discouraged women from participating in these sectors. Nevertheless, we are committed to overcoming these obstacles as we believe in the importance of diversity and the ability in providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals, irrespective of gender. This commitment applies to all positions in our organisation, including drivers, operatives, and management roles.

We are delighted to share with you our Gender Pay Gap report for the year 2024. This report showcases the progress we have made in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organisation. The report has helped us identify important areas where we have made significant strides, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to these values.

The median gender pay gap of -2.19% indicates that, on average, female employees earn more than their male counterparts within our organisation. Our mean gender pay gap of 3.45% reflects a movement of -2.78% from the previous year, indicating significant progress in favour of female employees. Analysis of pay quartiles by gender reveals an increase in the representation of women across different salary bands, notably in the upper and lower-middle quartiles. The proportion of female employees receiving bonus payments has increased, signaling our commitment to ensuring no gender disparities in bonus allocation.

While we are proud of our achievements, we recognise that our journey towards gender equality is ongoing.
Going forward, we are committed to taking proactive measures to further enhance our practices and close any remaining gaps. Our goal is to attract, retain, and promote female talent within our organisation. To achieve this, we will implement targeted initiatives that focus on merit and potential, ensuring that all individuals, regardless of gender, have equal opportunities during recruitment. We plan to provide comprehensive training and development programs to support the professional growth and advancement of all employees. Additionally, we will promote a supportive and inclusive work environment through awareness campaigns, mentorship programs, and employee resource groups. To advocate for policies and initiatives that promote gender diversity and equality, we will collaborate closely with industry partners, educational institutions, and government agencies.

We acknowledge that bringing about change in industries that have been traditionally male-dominated requires consistent and intentional effort. By promoting transparency and accountability, and fostering a culture of collaboration, we remain committed to setting an example and working towards a workplace where every individual is respected, valued, and empowered to succeed.

Read our full report here: - Our Commitment To Our People :: NWH Group

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