Arcadis recognised as employer of choice for gender diversity
Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, was today announced as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Equal Opportunity Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE).
WGEA is an Australian Government agency that provides employers with advice, practical tools and education to help them improve gender equality. The WGEA EOCGE is a voluntary citation that publicly recognizes an organization’s commitment to gender equality through strong actions.
Greg Steele, CEO Australia Pacific, Arcadis: “We are very proud to be announced as a 2018 WGEA Equal Opportunity Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.
“At Arcadis we are firm believers in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce for all colleagues. I believe a diverse team will always come up with a better outcome than a team lacking diversity,” Steele said.
“In a male-dominated industry it’s critical that we take strong action, set targets, intervene when necessary and hold ourselves to account.
“We have made good progress as an industry but there is still a long way to go.”
Libby Lyons, WGEA Director: “This year, I am particularly delighted to see some of the innovative and exciting initiatives by our EOCGE citation holders on such issues as flexibility, paid parental leave, supporting women in leadership and addressing gender pay gaps.
“I congratulate all the 2017-18 citation holders for their commitment and recognition of benefits improved gender equality can bring to their business. These employers are setting the benchmark for other Australian workplaces to follow.”
Key Arcadis diversity initiatives in Australia include:
- ‘FlexAble’ certified workplace flexibility policy for all roles
- Ongoing gender pay-gap analysis focused on achieving gender pay equity
- Gender diversity targets for the business overall and individual business units