In 2022, we committed to strengthening the quality of information we have on the ethnicity of our people. As part of our Matariki celebrations, we asked employees to share if they identified as Māori or Pasifika. Based on the data voluntarily provided, 8.7% of our permanent workforce identify as Māori or Pasifika.
Collecting this data can be challenging and we have more work to do to encourage everyone to voluntarily declare their ethnic identity. We’re progressively rolling out a new Human Resources system to help collate ethnicity data. We’re committed to expanding our disclosure to include other ethnicities as data allows.