The Vegner Group recognises the gender and race inequality that exists in the market and acts to address this through our long-term strategy to enhance performance. We acknowledge that this is progressive, however the Vegner Group are committed to addressing this imbalance.
INCLUSION, EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
The Vegner Group strive to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2025 (within a 5% tolerance). In order to achieve this we must see an enhanced number of females undertaking senior leadership positions within the Group. This conclusion was drawn since the Gender Pay Gap within the upper quartile within the Group.
We have recently published the results. Please follow the link below to view our 2022/23 report. In this report, we also discuss areas including the CEO / Staff Pay Ratio and the Race Pay Gap.
PROGRESSION, COMMITMENT AND INCLUSIVE
RACE FOR WORK CHARTER
Vegner Group are a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter, in an attempt to abolish significant disparities in employment and progression ethnic minorities still face in British society today.
The charter builds on the work of the 2017 McGregor-Smith Review, ‘Race in the workplace’, a wake-up call for UK employers, which found that people from BAME backgrounds were still underemployed, underpromoted and under-represented at senior levels. So far more than 200 public, private and charitable organisations have signed up to the charter.
The Race at Work Charter is designed to foster a public commitment to improving outcomes of BAME employees in the workplace. It consists of five principles to ensure organisations address the barriers to BAME recruitment and progression. Organisations that sign up to the charter such as ourselves are publicly committing to:
- Appointing an Executive Sponsor for race
- Capturing data and publicising progress
- Ensuring zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
- Making equality in the workplace the responsibility of all leaders and managers
- Taking action that supports ethnic minority career progression
HR Director, Vegner Group Richard Scott comments:
“Vegner’s culture is inclusive in nature and the commitments we have signed up to are already ingrained within our culture, however, we know that there is more work to be done and the Charter will help us focus our efforts for total equality, we are very excited by how this partnership will help to further shape and define our culture”
Sandra Kerr CBE, race equality director at Business in the Community, comments:
“We would like to thank the Vegner Group for setting out their commitment to being an inclusive and responsible employer. By signing up to the charter they are showing that they aspire to have one of the most inclusive workplaces in the country. Together we can break down barriers in the workplace, raise the aspirations and achievements of talented individuals, and deliver an enormous boost to the long-term economic position of the UK.”