We wanted GWW to reflect the diverse community we serve at all levels of the organisation and knew that we cannot achieve our cultural ambition “at GWW everybody thrives. We take accountability and together we make a difference”, without a clear vision and action plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our inaugural 2030 Corporate Strategy clearly demonstrates our commitment to attaining an adaptable, highly skilled, and purpose-driven workforce. Our goals include building, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce, providing equitable learning and development and career opportunities, inclusive leadership capability and building great partnerships that enable our people and community to thrive.
With ambitious plans to be an employer of choice in the West, GWW has implemented a multi-level governance structure to monitor and measure progress towards a key program of work, our Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) including gender pay gap analysis, a new parental and leave policy, and targets for gender balance and visible and equal representation across leadership roles.
The GEAP includes short- and long-term deliverables, building on early foundations and combining education and awareness programs with policy and environmental changes. Achievements from work completed in 2022 include the launch of our new parental plus leave, winning ‘best place to work for women in security’, the launch of our engaging ‘you can’t ask that’ series and major building works such as the introduction of a neurodiverse room (with dimmable lighting), and installation of a lift to improve accessibility.