Creating an inclusive workplace

Provident Financial is committed to supporting equality and diversity, and creating an inclusive workplace culture for all our colleagues and other stakeholders, including our customers, suppliers and contractors. This not only enables us to attract, retain and develop the talent we need to help us to understand our customers’ needs and develop products and services that support them in their everyday lives, but it also enables us to create a diverse, open and inclusive workplace culture where everyone is a valued member of the Provident Financial team.

HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter

To underline our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, Provident Financial signed up to the Women in Finance Charter in March 2019. The HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter is a government initiative to improve gender diversity in senior positions within the financial services sector.  It is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry.

By being a Charter signatory, we, along with a hundreds of other firms, are committing to four sector-wide actions to prepare our female talent for leadership positions. These actions are:

  • having one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender, diversity and inclusion;
  • setting internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management;
  • publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website; and
  • having an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity.