Diversity and inclusion is an important part of our culture at Challenger. We believe a diverse and inclusive workplace harnesses the potential of every employee by recognising and respecting individual differences and perspectives. Put simply, it’s good for business.
At Challenger, we support equality of opportunities where people can succeed regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability and religious belief. We are committed to the principles of diversity and our Diversity Policy emphasises our commitment to employees being treated fairly, equally and with respect when employment and career decisions are made. Each year, we set measurable objectives to ensure the policy is effective.
We have undertaken a number of initiatives to promote improved diversity and inclusion outcomes, particularly in regard to gender balance, pay equity, and flexible work arrangements. I am pleased that our work in this area is endorsed by our people, with 94% of our employees reporting in our last employee engagement survey that they believe Challenger genuinely supports equality between men and women.
Our commitment to diversity is reflected in our employment practices, including recruitment, retention, training and development, remuneration, talent identification and development, succession planning and flexible work arrangements.
For the past two years we have been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) – something we are very proud of.
We understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in ensuring business success and recognise there is always more we can do. For this reason, diversity and inclusion will continue to be an ongoing focus at Challenger.