Iress Limited (Iress) is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and is subject to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations.
The Principles and Recommendations require listed entities to establish measurable objectives for achieving gender diversity and to report on progress towards achieving these in its Annual Report or Corporate Governance Statement.
In addition, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Employer of Choice criteria (WGEA EOCGE) requires Iress’ Gender Equality strategy to have clear objectives and measures, which must be evaluated on a regular basis.
The measurable objectives adopted by the Board in February 2021 are set out below.
Improving our gender workforce composition globally.
Iress adopts a three year objective to increase female representation across Iress to 40% against its current population of 35% by December 2024.
In 2020, Iress made progress in its hiring practices to reduce bias using virtual tools to support the changing world of recruitment. In 2021, Iress aims to make a more focused effort to ensure these changes create change in the diversity of its workforce.
Target 40% female candidate representation for leadership role recruitment processes.
Iress’ objective is to continue to ensure that there is no remuneration disparity or bias in our remuneration policies and processes, ensuring people are fairly and consistently rewarded. In implementing such policies and processes, Iress aims to maintain pay equity for like-for-like roles and performance.
Undertaking annual role-by-role remuneration reviews (by country) to ensure role gender remuneration parity.4. Establish Iress as Diversity and Inclusion Leader.
Employer of Choice recognition demonstrates an organisation which has an active commitment to achieving gender equality.
Maintain WGEA employer of choice status.
Maintain ‘Endorsed Employer’ status with Work180 in both the UK and Australia
Continue to partner in the Tech Talent Charter and Women in Finance charter in the UK.
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.