Equality, diversity and inclusion - an overview
We are developing an organisation where all our visitors, service users and employees are treated fairly, with respect and not put at a disadvantage by any of the following protected characteristics:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
Equality Annual Report
Our Equality Annual Report demonstrates the work we have undertaken to drive forward the equality agenda. The report outlines the different activity progressed over the previous year, our next steps and a summary of our workforce profile.
Equality Impact Assessments
Equality Impact Assessments support the delivery of our aims and values and is systematic and promotes evidence based consideration of how our work may impact upon different groups, communities and the Welsh language.
Through these impact assessments, we can look for positive impacts that can be strengthened, while potential adverse impacts can be eliminated or mitigated.
Natural Resources Wales is looking for feedback from visitors to our main visitor sites as part of its Equality Impact Assessment which it has a duty to carry out under the Equality Act 2010.
Pay Policy Statement March 2022
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) recognises the importance of a pay system that is equal to all, appropriate, transparent, provides value for money and rewards staff fairly for the work they perform. This policy statement sets out NRWs approach to pay and the relationship between the employee’s pay and the remuneration of senior management.
Analysis of Gender Pay Gap
The gender pay gap measures the difference between average (median) hourly earnings of men and women, usually shown by the percentage men earn more than women.
Our gender pay gap information is captured on 31 March each year and reported on the Gender Pay Gap Service on .Gov to comply with The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 methodology.
Summary of NRW’s Gender Pay Gap 2022 data
|31 March||Gender Pay Gap (Mean)||Difference|
From figures captured in March 2022 analysis shows that the mean gender pay gap has increased slightly to 2.3% and increase of 0.3%. This means that females earn 97.7p for every £1 males earn when comparing hourly pay.
Our median gender pay gap has increased this year to 6.4% with an increase of 3.3%. This shows that females earn 93.6p for every £1 males earn when comparing hourly pay. This is due to an increase by 2% of males in the median salary range and a reduction of 2% of in the number of females in the upper middle quartile.
The upper quartile remains the same as last year with a higher proportion of males at 62% in comparison to females at 38%. The percentage of males and females working in the organisation has also remained the same as last year with 55% being males and 45% women.
Whilst the median pay gap shows a difference of (93.6p to every £1), the average does show that “on the whole”, the hourly salaries aren’t too far apart (97.7p to every £1). This gap does not mean that males are paid more than females for carrying out the same type of role.
To be compliant with the regulations, we have also published our data on the GOV.UK reporting portal.
Equality and Diversity Forum
We have an Equality and Diversity Forum group made up of representatives from our Board, Executive Team, each of our 8 Directorates, our Staff Networks and our Trade Unions. This group meets every three months to discuss equality and diversity issues and any actions arising are taken away and embedded in all that we do.
The forum members have Terms of Responsibility to adhere to.
Our staff are encouraged to build and join internal networks that receive full support from the organisation. We value the input from our networks and listen closely to recommendations. We currently have 7 networks which are:
- Assisted User (IT and Telephony) Group
- Calon (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Network
- Christian Fellowship
- Dementia Friends
- Gender Equality and Women’s Network
- Muslim Staff Network
- Neuro-Diverse Staff Network
If you have any equality enquiries, please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org