We understand that our people are our greatest asset and we recognise and respect that each person is unique. We also acknowledge that diversity makes Iress stronger by promoting a breadth of ideas, experience, and talent, and therefore creating a successful, stimulating and innovative workplace.
Our commitment to diversity is simple – we want to create and maintain a workplace where our people can achieve their best, regardless of individual differences: gender, physical attributes, family status, sexual orientation, age, race, origin, ethnicity, religious beliefs or ideology.
Diversity considerations are embedded in key decision making processes. Programs and procedures are in place to ensure this occurs to help drive our culture and commitment to diversity. These programs and policies include:
As observed above, promoting diversity at all levels contributes to our overall success.
We understand that a diverse Board, with different perspectives and experiences and genders, will remain relevant, competitive and productive.
We have set an objective to maintain a minimum 30% female representation on its Board, as recommended by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
We manage this objective by periodically assessing the diversity of the Board, in terms of gender, talent and experience, and determining the extent to which membership of the Board fulfils that objective. In circumstances where the female representation on its Board falls below 30%, we will endeavour to restore that target within 24 months.
We are a listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and is subject to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations
These Principles and Recommendations encourage diversity generally but focus on gender diversity, recommending that listed entities set measurable objectives for achieving gender diversity and annually assess both those objectives and the entity’s progress to achieving them.
Each year, the Board will establish measurable objectives for gender diversity. We believe that setting measurable objectives will help us to maintain its excellent track record with respect to gender diversity. These objectives are published on our website.
The Board assesses these measurable objectives annually, as well as our progress to achieving them. Following the end of each reporting period, we disclose progress to achieving the measurable objectives in accordance with this policy
Iress is a technology company providing software to the financial services industry.
Our software is used by more than 9,000 businesses and 500,000 users globally.