Aurecon is committed to driving an inclusive culture based on respect, where everyone feels valued and has a sense of belonging. Our innovation aspiration is dependent on our ability to recruit, develop and retain a diverse workforce and to create an inclusive, high-performing culture where everyone can be their full authentic selves within a vibrant community. We have initiatives and policies to foster talent from all walks of life to ensure a fair working environment where opportunities are available to everyone.
In Australia and New Zealand, Aurecon is proud of its journey towards being an employer of choice for gender equality. In Australia, Aurecon has been assessed positively since receiving its first Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation in 2016 from The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). WGEA awards the citation to organisations which demonstrate action towards removing gender pay gaps and ongoing pay parity. Other citation criteria are in relation to a leadership-led gender equality strategy, learning and development opportunities, flexible working, supporting those with caring responsibilities, employee consultation on gender equality matters and gender targets.
As a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador, William Cox, Aurecon’s Chief Executive Officer, has a commitment to ensuring like-for-like pay parity within the business and championing pay parity within Aurecon’s external network.
Aurecon is also proud of its partnership with Pride in Diversity for LGBTI+ inclusion. In January 2019, Aurecon became the first consulting engineer firm in New Zealand to be Rainbow Tick certified – a quality improvement cycle designed to make an organisation a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for people of diverse gender identity and sexual orientation.
Our commitment to creating sustainable and meaningful Indigenous relationships is highlighted within our Reconciliation Action Plan and through our partnerships for the provision of cadetships that support Maori youth.