We first received the citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in February 2020, acknowledging our active and continuous commitment to achieving gender equality across the business.
“We are extremely proud to be publicly recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality as we continue striving toward our mission to build a flexible, inclusive and diverse workplace where our people, clients and partner communities feel trusted, safe, confident, valued and understood,” said James Phillis, CEO SMEC Australia and New Zealand.
The WGEA EOCGE citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to accomplishing gender equality in Australian workplaces. There are several key focus areas of the citation including:
• Leadership, strategy and accountability;
• Developing a gender balanced workforce;
• Gender pay equity;
• Support for caring;
• Mainstreaming flexible working;
• Preventing sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and discrimination, and bullying;
• Driving change beyond our workplace.
“Each year, we accept applications for our WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation from those employers who are raising the bar when it comes to driving change, creating the circumstances that allow all people, regardless of their gender, to thrive,” said WGEA Director, Mary Wooldridge.
“After passing through our evidence-based benchmarking evaluations, our EOCGE citation holders are officially recognised as some of the best employers in Australia who are committed and dedicated to action in achieving gender equality.”
SMEC is committed to being a flexible, inclusive and diverse employer whose culture creates a sense of pride both individually and collectively.
Specialists from SMEC’s Water Resources team will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference in Sydney. The annual event has been hosted by the FMA for over 50 years, and is the most esteemed flood risk management forum of its kind in Australia.
The SMEC RITES JV has been overseeing the management and implementation of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project since early 2022, with foundation stone laid in October 2022 by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
SMEC has been engaged by DT Global, through the Australian Government-funded Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP), to undertake a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Pauanda Hydropower Project in Papua New Guinea.
SMEC’s bridge structures specialists are presenting technical papers at the 2023 Australian Small Bridges Conference, Australasia’s largest bridge exhibition, held on the Gold Coast, Australia. The Conference will feature a comprehensive exhibition, providing attendees the opportunity to view and discuss innovative products and services now available from bridge contractors, designers and suppliers.