The RIBA has developed best practice guidance for Chartered Practices of all sizes. This guidance document provides practical steps for Chartered Practices on how to address the underlying issues of gender inequality and a pledge for our members to sign up to.
The RIBA is encouraging practices of all sizes to voluntarily evaluate their Gender Pay Gap data, and share it if willing and, more importantly, to take the most effective recommended actions to improve their gender equality, and benefit the wider profession.
"There is much work to do to drive out inequality. This guidance is a welcome step on the path to a more inclusive profession and I commend all those involved in its development," said Ben Derbyshire, RIBA President.
The recommendations in this document are based on those of the Government Equalities Office and other research into the issues underlying the Gender Pay Gap, as well as effective actions to address them. It draws on analysis and reports by other organisations as well as the RIBA’s own qualitative research with a core group of current or soon to be Gender Pay Reporting practices.
The recommendations set out workable measures that can be put in place by practices to enable the women they employ to stay in the profession and reach senior levels, thereby closing the Gender Pay Gap.
Download the Gender Pay Gap Guidance below.