Here at Greater Western Water we stand for a fair and equitable workplace. We embrace diversity and inclusion in everything we do as we strive to reflect the community we serve.

We welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, background, life experiences, socio-economic status, stage of life, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity and want our employees to be able to achieve their full potential by leveraging their differences.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee are made up of employees from each business group and we have senior sponsorship from our Executive leadership team.

We collaborate across our Industry and champion our employee led resource groups including Pride in Water and WaterABLE.

And to ensure diversity and inclusion is embedded into our workplace, we have an inclusion framework which outlines our focus areas and our targets that we set. We also create an annual workplan that includes a variety of events and initiatives to contribute to a positive workplace culture.

Why having a diverse and inclusive workplace is a win-win scenario for all of us here at GWW?

By leveraging our diversity and building an inclusive workplace culture we will:

  • attract, develop and retain the best people
  • increase our innovation and agility by drawing on a wider set of experiences and approaches through diversity of thought
  • improve customer and community outcomes through a deeper understanding of their needs
  • improve employee engagement leading to improved high performance across the business.

 

Our focus area now and into the future

GWW continues to work actively to address inequality in our workplace. While efforts have been made to ensure that women, people from a diverse cultural background and other groups have equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential at work, we know there is more to do - so we have set targets to address this and keep us on track.

Our focus areas include:

  • Gender Equality
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
  • First Nations
  • Accessibility
  • LGBTIQ+
  • Life Stage