An annual review of gender balance at the top levels of the UK energy industry has revealed progress during the past year – but nearly two in five companies still have no women on their boards.
Energy firms BP, Wood and Subsea 7 are among six new companies joining a coalition to improve gender diversity and inclusion across the industry.
New figures show a large jump in the number of women in boardroom roles in the UK energy sector.
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.
Energy regulator Ofgem has set a 50% target for gender equality across all levels of the energy sector by 2025.
The energy sector has “gone backwards” on gender balance since last year, according to a new report on the country’s top 80 companies.
UK renewable energy trade association RenewableUK vowed yesterday to ensure that 30% of all speakers’ panellists and chairs at its events are women at industry events.