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Our diversity story so far


Our diversity journey 

 

At Morrison Low we have taken a pragmatic, people based and authentic approach to diversity and inclusion.  We have explored different ideas and created a programme that is suitable for a dynamic trans-Tasman firm.  

We require our programme to be meaningful and authentic and not a corporate tick box exercise. We know that diversity and inclusion is a continuous journey and so are constantly reviewing to ensure that we are upholding our values.

Our diversity and inclusion journey started in 2018 with Morrison Low’s Board adopting the policy.  The policy is now bedded into the Morrison Low way of doing business with the implementation of the programme.  Our updated policy adopted by our Board in November 2022 is here Diversity Policy

Our People

Morrison Low prides itself on the diversity of our workforce. Our employee ratio is 49% female / 51% male and our team ranges in age from 25 to 64.

36% of our employees were born overseas.  Our staff come from a diverse heritage including Sri Lanka, South Africa, Taiwan, Malta, Russia, Croatia, Ireland, Poland, and Romania; and we actively celebrate the cultural diversity within our team.

Morrison Low are a member of Diversity Works, and we have an active Diversity Committee with representation from each office.

 

Our Team

 A team was selected to represent a mix of age, gender, cultural background, office location and company position. 

 

Tick made by ML

  Our diversity champions are Linda, Nalini, Chris and Cushla

 

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The way forward - guiding principles

 

Our efforts are focused on three key areas:

  1.    supporting our people to thrive
  2.    activities to raise awareness
  3.    improving our practices.

Read our key focus areas that are supported by guiding principles for this step change in Morrison Low’s diversity and inclusion journey.

Key achievements

Key achievements to date include:

 

  • Cultural statistics – Staff survey on citizenship and heritage was completed in October 2023 and a short staff presentation on 19 February 2024 gave an overview of the results.  
  • Diversity Team – New Diversity Team formed in 2024 as part of the normal rotation and to keep ideas fresh. 
  • Wellbeing champions - Wellbeing champions have been identified, completed St John’s mental health first aid training and are considering future options and actions.