Mercer | Gender Diversity Targets


At Mercer, we are committed to accelerating the advancement of women at work, both inside and outside our firm. We’re on a mission to ensure our colleagues reach their own full potential – through bringing their whole selves to work, having diverse role models to look up to and being rewarded fairly and equally. We know that when women thrive, businesses and societies thrive.

At Mercer we make a difference in the health, wealth and career of over 110 million people every day around the world. We know that we can do this only because of the efforts of each and every one of our colleagues. That is why rewarding our employees fairly and equally is fundamental to our business.

Our commitment is evident through our EDGE certification, being on The Times UK Top 50 Employers for Women list and our extensive global gender parity research project “When Women Thrive”. In the UK we have introduced targets to increase our senior female population to 30% by 2020 (currently 26% of our senior managers are women). We have a majority female Board (4 women and 3 men) with a female Chair and female CEO and a gender balanced UK Executive Leadership team. We encourage flexible working for all, which contributes to our strong maternity return rates of over 80%. But we’re not stopping there. Like many organisations we have more work to do and are on a continuous journey to further women’s progression in the workplace. In this report we highlight some of the activities already undertaken and those we are planning to further our objectives around gender parity.

Mercer's UK 2017 gender pay gap report sets out our 2017 gender pay gap results and the activities we are taking to close our gap.