Goodman operates in markets that are geographically and culturally diverse. As a response to this, the primary objective of the Group’s Diversity Strategy is to create a work environment which is inclusive, transparent and allows all employees to contribute equally to the achievement of the Group’s commercial objectives, along with recognition of the diversity of the Group’s customers and investors and their particular requirements.
The strategy is comprised of a range of initiatives which are all related to enhancing Goodman’s work environment and driving improved career development opportunities for all employees, but with particular emphasis on gender representation. Increasing the representation of female employees at senior levels is an important long-term objective. Demonstrating this, the Group has set aspirational targets for the representation of women in senior executive and executive roles.
For the 2015 financial year, the representation of women within these categories increased, with a number of female employees moving into expanded roles with greater complexity and scope. Despite this encouraging progress, the Group recognises that further work is required over the longer term in relation to achieving greater representation of females within senior management roles and has invested in better performance management and learning and development strategies to support this.
During the year, we introduced new diversity initiatives and continued to build on existing programmes and initiatives from previous years. In particular, highlights were:
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