Statement regarding Portico uniform guidelines

Published at 21:48 PM on 11 May 2016

You can read the response from Gaenor Bagley, PwC's head of people, on what we have learnt and the steps we are taking to address inequality in the workplace here.  

In her blog Gaenor Bagley says: 

"Many people in my organisation, including myself, support the sentiments behind the petition, because any form of inequality is unacceptable and I’m sorry that any individual has had a bad experience with us.

As a business that places diversity at the heart of our organisation, the fact that the debate over high heels at work was sparked by an incident while Ms Thorp was due to work at one of our offices is embarrassing. That’s why we took immediate action with the contractor that employed Ms Thorp. Put simply, such policies don’t reflect who we are."

Our media statement:

"We are pleased that Portico has responded to our concerns and is updating its uniform policy with immediate effect.

"PwC places a great deal of emphasis on providing a progressive working environment for all of our people and we feel strongly that this must include third party employees working in our offices.

"We are now reviewing our supplier uniform codes to ensure they are aligned with our own values."

ENDS

 


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