• Press Release
  • February 26, 2019
  • Australia

Arcadis recognised again as employer of choice for gender equality

Australia - Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets, was today recognized as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the second year in a row by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

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.

Malcolm McDowall, CEO Australia Pacific, Arcadis: “It’s a great honor to once again be recognised by WGEA as an employer of choice for gender equality.

“In a traditionally male-dominated industry we have to remain focused on closing the gender gap with practical initiatives and constant self-reflection.

“Arcadis has made great progress but there is still a lot more to do. We are excited to continue to drive change within the industry,” McDowall said.

Libby Lyons, Director, WGEA: “Embracing workplace gender equality means different things for different organisations. Every employer committed to gender equality embarks upon their own unique journey towards achieving the equal participation by women and men in their workplace.

“The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation provides a rigorous and sophisticated roadmap to guide employers along the path.

“We have awarded a record 140 EOCGE citations this year. All of our 2018-19 EOCGE citation holders are at different stages of their gender equality journey. What unites them is their determination and commitment to achieving workplace gender equality. I congratulate all of these organisations for being agents of change, leading the way forward for other Australian employers to follow.”

Arcadis’ key gender 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 equality survey and focus groups to inform inclusion actions

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