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Advancing gender equity

Tuatahi First Fibre has been formally recognised with GenderTick accreditation, setting the foundation for continued work to eliminate gender inequity.

The GenderTick was created in 2018 as an accreditation programme for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to gender equity. The programme covers everything from equal pay and pay transparency, through to leadership representation and gender-safe and inclusive workplaces.

“This award is a testament to our dedication to doing the right thing for our people,” says Tuatahi Chief People and Sustainability Officer Nick Ollington.

“It’s about us not only talking the talk, but walking the walk in our commitment to being a diverse and inclusive workplace.”

The GenderTick assessment identified areas where Tuatahi is performing particularly well. This includes effective management of the gender pay gap, with detailed plans and public reporting; offering generous parental leave benefits; having strong policies for a gender-safe workplace, including support for the rainbow community; and an established Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Additionally, Tuatahi promotes a gender-inclusive culture with initiatives like unconscious bias training and removing gender references in documentation.

As part of the accreditation process, Tuatahi has aligned with pay gap registry Mind the Gap, where we will be publishing our pay gap information on a regular basis.

“We’re thrilled to receive the GenderTick, but this is just one step in our journey to achieve gender equity. While we are heading in the right direction, we recognise the need to continually improve and that this work is ongoing.”

For more information about the GenderTick accreditation programme, visit the Gender at Work Community website.