European Employment Law Update — women on boards: UK

The UK government supports the European Commission’s decision not to impose mandatory quotas; it favours a self-regulatory national level approach. In February 2011, the Davies Review of ‘Women on Boards’ was published; the key recommendation was a target for FTSE 100 companies of a minimum of 25 per cent female representation on boards by 2015. Annual reports are issued, tracking progress against the recommendations in the review. The current figure for women on boards in the FTSE 100 stands at 20.4 per cent.

One of the initiatives from the Davies Review was a voluntary code of conduct for executive search firms, setting out minimum diversity requirements for headhunters and aiming to increase the number of women on boards. A report published last week on the progress of the voluntary code calls for greater transparency in the recruitment industry and for executive search firms to publish data on the number of women put forward for board roles.

The Charlotte Sweeney report’s recommendations include…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the Hogan Lovells briefing.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in

Register

It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer

 

Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.

 

Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.

 

Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from Hogan Lovells

View more briefings from Hogan Lovells

Analysis from The Lawyer

View more analysis from The Lawyer

Overview

Atlantic House
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2FG
UK
http://www.hoganlovells.com

Turnover (£m): 1,098.00
No. of lawyers: 2,313 (UK 200)
Jurisdiction: UK
No. of offices: 9
No. of qualified lawyers: 206 (International 50)

Jobs