WGEA Employer of choice for Gender equlity

This citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.

WGEA Director Libby Lyons said the initiatives demonstrated by this year’s EOCGE recipients shows more employers are taking a sophisticated and whole-of-organisation approach to supporting women and men’s equal participation at all levels of the workplace.

“Employers increasingly understand and value the benefits of having a diverse workforce for organisational culture and business performance. It’s especially encouraging that more organisations are looking for ways to actively support women and men to balance their caring responsibilities while also pursuing their careers,” said Ms Lyons.

Andrew Smith, Shell Australia Country Chair, shares, "We are proud to celebrate our differences and to foster an environment where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential and to make the best possible contribution to Shell’s business performance. The 2015 citation not only aligns with our core values of honesty, integrity and respect but provides significant positioning in a competitive marketplace, particularly when we are seeking to attract and retain the best possible talent.

It is essential that we do not view diversity and inclusion as an “add on” to business as usual. It must be the heart of everything we do. We will continue to embed diversity and inclusiveness and our Reconciliation Action Plans. We will look for opportunities to review our policies and recruitment initiatives, to improve gender and indigenous representation and to respond to feedback from the Shell People Survey Diversity & Inclusiveness indicator to continue to foster an inclusive environment."

Shell continues to invest in the development of the full range of local talent, providing opportunities for and contributing to the local communities and economies in Australia.

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