We are committed to a variety of Charters in order to drive inclusion and diversity in the workplace including; Stonewall, Women in Finance, Social mobility pledge, Social mobility foundation, Access Accountancy, 10,000 Black interns, 10,000 Able Interns and The Valuable 500.
Valuable 500 commitment - “We will actively engage with our Speakeasy network (disability network) through our Inclusion Alliance ensuring it plays a key role in the development of the firm’s policies and practices in relation to inclusion and visible and hidden disabilities. We will provide a platform for the network to share more lived experiences to help educate and raise awareness of disability across the firm”.
Women in Finance targets - As part of our commitment to ensuring gender balance across Mazars, we have been a signatory to the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter since 2018. The Charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms work together to build a more balanced and fairer financial services industry. Our target for 2023 are 27% Partner, 45% Director and 50% Senior Manager. As of 2022 our latest reporting we have 25% female Partners, 36% female Directors and 47% female Senior Managers.
Ethnicity targets – As part of our commitment of increasing ethnic diversity across our firm we have set a partner ethnicity target of 13% by 2027. This includes a target of 2% Black partner representation.
10,000 Black interns programme – we support the 10,000 Black Interns Programme, in summer 2022 we offered paid internships to 13 interns who joined us for a 6 week placements, following the programme we made 5 offers. Offering internships such as this allows us to build a diverse, representative and inclusive firm which nurtures and develops our Black talent for the future. We are pleased to be supporting this programme in 2023
10,000 Able Interns – Mazars took part in the pilot programme during the summer of 2022 and we are pleased to be participating in this newly launched programme for the summer of 2023 offering disabled talent with paid internships.
Neurodiversity in Business (NiB): recently we have signed up to NiB, a forum which brings experts and employers together to create more inclusive experiences for neurodiverse individuals. By partnering with NiB our aim is to build a better workplace for Neurodiverse employees, whilst supporting those with neurodiverse loved ones and families, through raising awareness, breaking down stigmas and improving our internal support and resources.
Business Disability Forum (BDF): Mazars are proud members of Business Disability Forum, working with them to create an inclusive workplace by removing barriers to improve the experience of team members, and create a disability-smart firm ,through reviewing and updating our policies and process from a disability inclusion lens, and ensuring our application and recruitment process more accessible.
Menopause Workplace Pledge We are very pleased to have signed the Menopause Workplace Pledge; in signing the pledge we have committed to making our organisation a supportive and understanding place for team members going through the menopause. By continuing the conversation and highlighting the importance of this topic, we hope to break down stigma and create a culture of inclusion, where everyone feels able to talk openly about the menopause and have the support they need.
Find out more on our commitments here.