Bell Gully has been recognised with a Silver award at the YWCA Equal Pay Awards presentation held in Auckland on Wednesday night.
The awards acknowledge best practice amongst business leaders actively addressing equal pay within their organisations.
Deputy Chairman, Ian Gault commented that, “At Bell Gully we view equal pay as an important component of our gender diversity initiative, which is part of our broader diversity and inclusion programme. We have been incorporating gender reporting into our salary review process for the last few years – this exercise and this award has shown us that we can have confidence that our salaries do not show a gender bias. It also indicates that we are on the right track with some of the other activities and initiatives that we are undertaking.”
“A key focus for us this year is valuing our collegial and team culture, and ensuring that we are inclusive of everyone at Bell Gully. We are still very much on a journey. We are, however, extremely heartened by the recognition of this award.”
The firm recently received its second
White Camellia award in as many years, which recognised the firm’s continued progress in implementing the seven principles of the Women’s Empowerment Principles. Last year’s award was received for principle 2, treating all women and men fairly at work, and this year's for principle 6, community leadership and engagement.
Bell Gully would like to congratulate the other five outstanding winners; ANZ Bank, who took out the Supreme Award, IAG New Zealand (Gold Champions), Education Review Office (ERO), (who jointly won the Silver Distinguished award with Bell Gully), and the NZ Defence Force (winners of the Bronze Emerging award).
The awards were announced at a ceremony held at Ernst & Young in Britomart.