We are committed to ensuring a consistently discrimination free workplace, promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the core of the Firm and are embedded in our values and strategic objectives and Geldards are a signatory to the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion charter.
Our vision, commitment and actions continue to enhance and sustain our highly inclusive culture that allows every individual to flourish. We believe that promoting a culture which supports equal opportunities and diversity is not just about responding to legislation or regulation. By working towards the elimination of prejudice and discrimination, we ensure that we provide a first-class service to our clients and that our staff feel valued. Ensuring we attract, develop and retain the best people with diverse characteristics is vital to our continued success.
A key testament to our continual promotion of equality and diversity is the increase we have seen in number of employees who consider themselves to be from a declared ethnic minority in our latest diversity report published in July 2023.
We have long fostered an environment within which all employees have equal opportunities for development and progression. A core strand of our strategy is recognising that people are key to our future growth and ongoing success. We make no distinction on any ground of gender, race sexuality or religious belief, and are confident that we pay employees fairly for the roles they undertake.
We actively participate in and support key diversity & inclusion initiatives including Mental Health Awareness, Black History and Pride campaigns.
As an organisation, we are committed to taking all steps possible to close the gender pay gap and being an employer that works for everyone. We are proud in our gender pay gap report to show continued progress in our overall gender pay position. The latest report confirmed that 3 of the 4 quartiles now show negative Mean Pay Gaps, confirming that in these areas, female pay is greater than male pay. We are confident that we will see further improvements in our position in future years.