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.
We are delighted to announce a momentous achievement that signifies a paradigm shift in the construction of Water Supply Tanks. For the first time in India, as part of the esteemed Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme by the Government of India, a pre-cast overhead water tank has been successfully erected in Karnataka.
SMEC recently collaborated with the Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC) for a tree planting event at the Elmina Rainforest Knowledge Centre in Selangor, Malaysia. Attended by 28 employees, the initiative aimed to support rainforest conservation, aligning with SMEC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) priorities, specifically focusing on sustainability.
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SMEC has recently forged a partnership with the Grass Skirt Project to champion the cause of community empowerment, particularly women’s health, through sports and health initiatives in Papua New Guinea. This collaboration involved sponsoring four rugby league teams in the recent Hevea Cup & Wellness Exhibition (HCWE) 2023 in Port Moresby.