Unilever recognised as a leader in workplace gender equality

WGEA meeting

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) announced the list of 2017-18 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders with Unilever Australia and New Zealand among the recipients.

The citation recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces. Particular focus areas include leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination, and targets for improving gender equality outcomes.

Unilever Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) CEO, Clive Stiff said: “The citation is a reflection of our progress in driving change in our own organisation, as well as playing a key leadership role to promote gender equality across the industry and in the wider community.

“Empowering women is not only the right thing to do, but also makes good business sense. Leadership and accountability are essential if real progress is to be made, which is why we are remain committed to building a balanced and inclusive organisation.”

Unilever is deeply invested in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces and believes business can play an important role in creating a fairer, better and more equal world.

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