Diversity & Inclusion

D&I @ Chaucer

We operate in a global market and the success of our business depends on our people.  We are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment that reflects our company values. We recognise that diversity and inclusion is integral to the achievement of our strategic goals and it is important to us, to build teams that are as diverse as the customers and communities we serve. We believe that good diversity promotes different perspectives and ideas, mitigates against groupthink and is just good business practice. Part of our Remuneration and Nomination Committee’s role is to monitor the structure, size and composition of the Chaucer Board; to consider the succession plan for Board directors; and, when Board vacancies arise, to nominate, for approval by the Board, appropriate candidates to fill those roles. When it comes to the recruitment of new Board members, the Committee considers all aspects of diversity, in addition to a host of other criteria around skills, knowledge and experience and we ensure that all shortlists are diverse. We are committed to making further improvement on Board diversity when appropriate opportunities arise. Our Board diversity statement complements our corporate diversity and inclusion policy and we review our approach to both on a regular basis to ensure continued relevance and effectiveness.

Chaucer is committed to diversity, actively values difference and respects people regardless of the following protected characteristics which are outlined in the Equality Act 2010 (UK legislation) as a result of the Equal Treatment Directive 2006 (EU legislation).

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

Women in Finance Charter

At Chaucer we recognise the importance that equality legislation has to play in promoting equality and eliminating unlawful discrimination, in striving for excellence we seek to create an inclusive environment globally for all.

As part of our commitment to achieving a greater gender balance at Chaucer we are proud to announce that we have signed the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter.  This charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and all the signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and inclusive financial service industry in the UK.

As part of our pledge, we have set ambitious internal targets to increase the proportion of women in our senior management team to 25% by 2021.  In addition we are committed to improving our overall gender representation to at least 40% women by December 2021 and to improve our overall BAME representation to at least 16% by December 2021.

We are committed to driving Diversity and Inclusion forward at Chaucer and have actions planned and underway to improve gender equality, including a refresh our talent acquisition strategy to ensure:

  • All candidate shortlists are diverse, and proactively working with the business areas who have poor diversity to effect positive change
  • Requiring all managers to undertake inclusive hiring training before recruiting
  • Continued development of inclusive policies to build a more inclusive culture
  • Proactive driving of greater inclusivity across all out talent management programmes and practices
  • Continued support for working families by embracing flexible working and building inclusive management and leadership skills
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of our progress in ensuring equal opportunity across all aspect of employment

“We are committed to ensuring a greater gender balance across Chaucer and to promoting action for equal opportunities across the industry. We recognise there is still work to be done and The Women in Finance Charter is our commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the progression of women.” John Fowle, CEO, Chaucer

To view our 2019 Gender Pay Gap Report please click here

Race at Work Charter

We are pleased to announce our commitment to racial equality by signing the Race at Work Charter, a government initiative in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC), designed to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees in the UK.  We recognise that ethnic minorities still face significant disparities in employment and progression, and we are comitted to cultivating an inclusive and diverse organisation.

At Chaucer, we are anti-racism and this charter is our demonstration of allyship and the commitment to drive and support change across our industry sector and the UK.

In support of this, Chaucer pledges to:

  • Appoint an Executive Sponsor for race
  • Capture data and publicise progress
  • Ensure zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
  • Make equality in the workplace the responsibility of all leaders and managers
  • Take action that supports ethnic minority career progression
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