"The principles of sustainability are integral to our work: designing buildings that run at a fraction of current energy requirements, or urban quarters that can support thriving communities, improving the quality of life in a city for all. Our CSER policy is similarly driven by a desire to deliver lasting benefits, so we take our commitment to education very seriously. We invest our time and skills, as well as financial support, in a number of educational and charitable initiatives."
These include funding with the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, as well as support for graduate exhibitions and the design of a prototype school in Sierra Leone. From the charitable activities of the Foster Foundation, to our involvement with Save the Children and Article 25, our work aims to create new opportunities and a better future for all.
At Foster + Partners men and women are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs across the practice. We believe in creating an inclusive working environment for all, which is based on merit and encourages our talented team to produce their best work. We continue to try to ensure that our policies and practices are fair, including reviewing our pay decisions each year as part of our annual performance, pay and bonus review. Our median pay gap is 10.5%. This is due to us having more men, with longer service, in senior higher-paid roles within the practice. Correspondingly this is the case with our median bonus gap of 33%. At Foster + Partners we are encouraging more of our women into senior roles to improve diversity at leader level. To help with this, we have introduced within the practice engagement forums, together with other development and mentoring initiatives. We are also a Partner of the AJ Women in Architecture forum.
View Foster + Partners Gender Pay Report 2019.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. We ensure that there is transparency in our own business and our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
View Foster + Partners Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2018.