In 2020, Offshore Energies UK chief executive Deirdre Michie said that female representation in industry was ‘not good enough’. Yet two years on, women in the sector still face challenges in accessing basic facilities and amenities offshore.
Calls are being made to address women working offshore in the North Sea facing risk due to poorly-fitting PPE safety gear.
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Recognising the important role inclusion plays in any workplace in terms of productivity, engagement and mental health, AXIS in partnership with Step Change in Safety, led a comprehensive pan-industry project to better understand the experiences of people working offshore.
The UK energy sector has been warned that an alarming lack of progress on gender diversity in its senior ranks threatens to derail its transition to net-zero.
Transparency in reporting is producing results, with most operators showing year on year improvements towards gender balance. We encourage all employers to publish their data without delay, and use it to drive their action plans. With metrics like the median pay gap (-3% to 46%), percentage of women at the top (5% to 35%) and percentage of women overall (11% to 41%) varying massively between organisations, it’s clear balance is attainable within our industry but it takes sustained determination at all levels of leadership.
With the oil industry facing the twin crisis of demand destruction and a climate emergency, and society grappling with a pandemic you could be forgiven for asking how much of a priority should diversity & inclusion be right now?
More than 300 people have signed up to attend OGUK’s first-ever D&I webinar to further explore opportunities to improve diversity and inclusion in what remains a challenging landscape for the UK oil and gas industry.
Industry bodies Axis Network, and Step Change in Safety, are partnering to develop guidance for operators and the supply chain on inclusive offshore working practises.
North Sea firms must dig deeper into the talent pool to find “unicorns” within the workforce, a Shell plant boss warned yesterday.
The chief executive of Maersk Drilling has said they “need to get the numbers up” after new figures laid bare the level of gender disparity within the firm.
2019 was an incredible year for diversity and inclusion across Aberdeen and the wider energy sector, and we are excited to see that continue into 2020.
More than 200 industry professionals attended an "inspirational" Shell-sponsored event focused on creating a diverse offshore workforce on Friday.
A network dedicated to increasing the number of women in the UK energy industry has warned that digitalisation is not a guaranteed “gender balance magic wand”.
An Aberdeen-based business network has launched a "behavioral charter" designed to combat gender inequality within the North Sea oil and gas sector.
New measures set out by the UK Government to increase gender equality have been firmly welcomed by the sector, but Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) warned there was "still more work to be done" to improve diversity.
An Aberdeen-based female-led business network last night announced the appointment of a new chairwoman.