Lion named Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

Leading beverage company Lion has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) for the fourth consecutive time by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

Lion CEO Stuart Irvine said: “As an EOCGE holder, we are proud to be among some of Australia’s leading change-makers who are committed to embedding gender equality in the workplace.

“Last year we took a step further in our journey towards workplace gender equality and evolved our gender target to a minimum 40% representation of both men and women in teams and we are on track to reach our 2030 goal.

“This is in addition to the work we’ve done updating the Families@Lion parental leave offering to be more inclusive and expanding our Domestic and Family Abuse policy and support.

“Congratulations to all citation recipients who are paving the way for change. We are proud to stand alongside you.”

WGEA Director Mary Wooldridge said: “Each year we accept applications for our WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation from those employers who are raising the bar when it comes to driving change, creating the circumstances that allow all people, regardless of their gender, to thrive.

“After passing through our evidence-based benchmarking evaluations, our EOCGE citation holders are officially recognised as some of the best employers in Australia who are committed and dedicated to action in achieving gender equality.”

“Critically, these organisations are delivering on a formula that sees better support structures in place for working families, stronger actions to address pay inequalities, and strategic recruitment and promotion practices that help to encourage the full participation of women at work.”

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