Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Simpson Grierson takes home Supreme Award

Simpson Grierson takes home Supreme Award at White Camellia Awards


Simpson Grierson is thrilled to have won three awards, including the Supreme Award at the White Camellia Awards last night at Government House, says Heather Ash, Partner and Head of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

"It was especially meaningful to be at Government House last night on Women's Suffrage Day to receive the Supreme Award. These are internationally recognised awards and are aimed at encouraging organisations to empower women to ensure that we attain full equality, something which is core to the essence of our society.

"Gender equality and a zero pay gap is a fundamental part of natural justice, and it is therefore really important that we as lawyers implement it in our own business," Heather says.

James Winchester, one of our Board members who also accepted the award says, "This award is a really important validation of the work we have been doing particularly over the last five years to really lift the overall diversity of our firm, and the profession. It is great to be recognised for that commitment. For us, diversity is totally ingrained into our strategy. It is a core part of our DNA".

The Women's Empowerment Principles set out seven fundamental principles, which organisations that are serious about gender equality and human rights sign up to. Simpson Grierson was fortunate to also win awards for two other individual categories:

leadership in promoting gender equality; and
promotion of education and training in the workplace.
We are really proud to be able to say that:

we have a 0% gender pay gap;
this year, 3 of our 4 new partners are women;
we were the first corporate in New Zealand to obtain the Rainbow Tick; and
we have been working closely with Global Women to set up TupuToa to open up the corporate world to opportunities for our Māori and Pasifika graduates.
Judging was based on the responses to a survey schedule sent to all companies who had been signatories for over a year.

The UN Women and UN Global Compact initiative awards celebrate leading edge New Zealand organisations who have embraced the Women's Empowerment Principles - a UN Women and UN Global Compact initiative that encourages gender equality in the workplace.

Simpson Grierson congratulates the other winners of the White Camellia Awards, Westpac, The Warehouse, Coca Cola, KPMG, and Far North Safer Community Council.

It is great to see progress being made.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


R&NTU: KiwiRail strike notices withdrawn following new offer

Strike notices on KiwiRail have been withdrawn. Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says following negotiations between the RMTU and KiwiRail, a new offer from KiwiRail will be taken back to union members for ratification... More>>



Banking: Stress Tests Show Strengthening Bank Resilience

The latest stress tests carried out by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua show strengthening resilience in the banking sector and the benefits of continuing to build capital buffers... More>>


Statistics: Building Activity Down In September Quarter
The volume of building activity in New Zealand fell 8.6 percent in the September 2021 quarter, compared with the June 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Residential building activity fell by 6.4 percent in the September 2021 quarter, while non-residential building activity fell 12 percent... More>>



Reserve Bank: Deputy Governor Reflects On Time At RBNZ
Central bankers must continue to look forward to guard against the unpredictable, Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand says in a speech published today. Mr Bascand joined the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua in 2013 during the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis... More>>


Xero: Data Reveals ICT Expenditure Key To Small Business Sales Growth
Xero, the global small business platform, today released a new report which shows New Zealand small business ICT expenditure has increased 25 percent compared to pre-pandemic levels - more than the UK (20%) and Australia... More>>


Fonterra: Lifts Forecast Farmgate Milk Price Range And Revises Earnings Guidance At First Quarter Update

Fonterra Co-operative Group today lifted its 2021/22 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range, reported a solid start to the 2022 financial year and revised its earnings guidance... More>>


Canterbury Museum: New Research - Bald Haast's Eagle Feasted On Moa Guts

New Zealand’s extinct Haast’s Eagle (Hieraaetus moorei), the largest known eagle, gulped down viscera like a vulture and may even have been bald, new research suggests... More>>