Design and consultancy firm Arcadis has been announced as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Equal Opportunity Employer for Gender Equality (EOCGE). 

“At Arcadis we are firm believers in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce for all colleagues,” says Greg Steele, CEO Australia Pacific, Arcadis.

“I believe a diverse team will always come up with a better outcome than a team lacking diversity. 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.” 

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

“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,” says Libby Lyons, WGEA director.

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 recognises an organisation’s commitment to gender equality through strong actions.