Accenture's Chairman & Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand, Jack Percy, pubished an insightful and engaging message reinforcing his commitment to inclusion and diversity, and gender and pay equality.
Jack Percy said:
People at Accenture want to work for an organisation with an inclusive and diverse workforce - because it’s so beneficial for us, for our business and the communities in which we live and work.
Accenture’s culture is one that encourages diversity. We have 70 different nationalities working within our Australian and New Zealand practice and we rank 8th in the Australian Workplace Equality Index, the definitive national benchmark on LGBTI workplace inclusion that gauges the overall impact of inclusion initiatives on organisational culture.
Women currently represent 32% of our workforce and I am proud to report that we have equal representation of men and women within the ANZ Geographic Unit Leadership Team. I am publicly reporting the gender demographics for the Australian and New Zealand business.
We have a clear Inclusion & Diversity strategy, with active programs in place to help us increase the current gender mix- supporting women in technology, women as leaders and women joining our organisation - and contributing to our global target of employing 40% women by 2017.
We also have programs to support parents and carers, our LGBTI community and people with disabilities. Additionally, we provide training about unconscious bias in our effort to eliminate it as a barrier to equality. Finally, we encourage flexible work practices to help our people to carry out carer and other responsibilities, or pursue activities that boost their wellbeing or education.
Personally, I am a Pay Equity Ambassador as part of the Australian Government Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
On behalf of the people of Accenture Australia and New Zealand, I commit to deliver on our aspiration to be the most inclusive and diverse organisation in the region – where our people can be successful personally and professionally by being treated fairly and with respect, empowered to lead and remunerated equitably.
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