PwC response to High heels and workplace dress codes report

Published at 08:24 AM on 25 January 2017

Responding to the Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee report High heels and workplace dress codes, Laura Hinton, head of people at PwC, said:

“We welcome the findings of the report - all workplace policies should promote equality and be fair and respectful to all of the workforce. The fact that this inquiry was sparked by an incident in our offices is deeply regrettable, and we are sorry that Miss Thorp had a bad experience.

“We’ve had a flexible approach to how our people dress for work in the UK for a number of years and Ms Thorp’s experience prompted us to actively review the finer detail of all of our supplier policies, to ensure they reflect our own values of respect and inclusion. This includes reviewing our procurement processes to ensure there is a regular ongoing review of our suppliers uniform policies.

 

“We work hard to ensure we run a responsible supply chain; we work collaboratively with all of our suppliers to support our sustainability initiatives and promote equality. We have paid a living wage to our suppliers nationally for many years and are proud of the work we have done to be a thoughtful and ethical customer  This  incident has reminded us that however successful we have been in championing responsibility in our supply chain,  we need to continue to challenge ourselves and stay focused on ensuring our supplier policies are up to date and reflect our values and working practices.”

Ends.

Notes to Editor.

1. For more information contact Amy Tiernan, PwC media relations, 020 7804 0556 or [email protected]


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