We are committed to acting responsibly, respectfully and with a global outlook.
Here are some of the ways that Ridgeway is working towards having a positive impact.
Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy
Ridgeway is actively involved in Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy, a leadership network committed to gender equality. We are proud to have supported the network since its inception in 2018.
As part of our involvement, we attend quarterly meetings, share industry knowledge and actively promote the initiative. We also must set and meet three annual pledges:
By April 2023, we will have enhanced the core staff learning framework having consulted staff on how we will implement it.
By June 2023, we will have embedded a process to support and enable all core staff to volunteer.
By December 2023, we will have devised and implemented a Social Mobility strategy.
We will also continue to meet our previous pledges of recruiting all Research Assistants through a blind recruitment process and uphold the Panel Parity Pledge.
Women’s Empowerment Principles
Ridgeway became a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles in June 2021. Launched in 2010 by UN Women and UN Global Compact, the Principles are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
You can read more about our progress and work in our 2021-22 Annual Transparency Report.
London Living Wage
Ridgeway has paid at least the London Living Wage for some time and is officially registered as a London Living Wage Employer.
The London Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay, currently set at £11.95. It is calculated independently to reflect the high cost of living in the capital, giving a worker in London and their family enough to afford the essentials and to save. The London Living Wage is higher than what employers are required to pay by law and is actively championed by the Mayor of London.
All of our staff are important to us, from our cleaners to our suppliers, our assistant researchers to our senior leadership team. We are proud to be a London Living Wage Employer.