Diversity and Inclusion
Employing a diverse range of people is important to the CIMIC Group. It promotes diverse ways of thinking about and executing on our principles and mission.
Our approach to diversity and inclusion aims to identify and embrace the diverse thinking that is reflected by our differences. Our differences come from our personality, communication styles, career paths, educational backgrounds, parental status, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity and religion.
We recognise that:
- Diverse and inclusive teams promote innovation, performance and productivity;
- These advantages are strongest when our workforces reflect the diverse communities in which we work; and
- These diverse communities provide a valuable source of talent.
We are focused on the diversity of our business in three areas: gender diversity; local participation internationally; and Indigenous employment in Australia. We are also aware of the importance of age diversity to our business.
The primary aim of the Group's Diversity Policy is to increase and leverage the diversity that exists across the organisation. This includes increasing and retaining the number of women employed at all levels in the CIMIC Group by seeking to overcome the challenges associated with the relatively small numbers of women entering the engineering trades and profession.
As we increase female representation across the CIMIC Group, we are seeking to ensure that women are not over-represented in administrative and professional service roles, and under-represented in the trade, engineering and leadership roles that are core to our business.
Our aim is to employ an international workforce that reflects that populations in which we operate and be an employer of choice in the regions in which we operate.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the first inhabitants of Australia, and we respect and value Indigenous people, their land and communities, and their culture and heritage. Providing employment and opportunities for Indigenous Australians is a social objective we share with our clients.
Our objectives include to increase and retain the number of Indigenous people employed by the Group and increase opportunities for indirect economic participation e.g. through subcontracting or supply contracts; and build our knowledge of and capacity in, Indigenous participation.
Ensuring we have the right balance of age groups in our workforce is important to the CIMIC Group. We need to retain the experience that mature age workers have gained from working in our industry and our organisations for long periods. Our Operating Companies are working toward achieving this goal.
As well, we need to continually recruit younger talent that will allow succession planning and our ability to build leadership bench strength for the future.