CIMIC Group and its companies CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia, Broad, Thiess, Sedgman, UGL, Pacific Partnerships and EIC Activities are committed to eliminating the gender pay gap. We continue to share insights, learn more and be part of positive change in our construction, mining, mineral processing, services, public private partnerships and engineering sectors.
CIMIC Group has more than 35,000 people working in 20 countries across multiple and varied projects and businesses. Our commitment is to support all of our people to build a safe, rewarding and fulfilling career with the CIMIC Group, as we build a sustainable, long-term future together.
We’re taking a holistic approach to gender and pay equity, looking at our processes, systems and structures, and challenging and engaging our people on any underlying reasons for inequality.
The Group has been undertaking formal pay equity reviews since 2013 in Australia. Where unexplained pay gaps were identified, and women were paid less than males for equivalent roles, skills and experience, we increased their remuneration to address the gap.
We have ensured there is a heightened awareness of this matter with our leaders and revised processes and practices to ensure gender pay equity is considered in all decisions around pay. Supporting this, we designed and implemented a proprietary tool that enables our operating companies to conduct pay equity assessments at any time in the employee lifecycle, including onboarding and promotion, which improves transparency and the timely identification and correction of any pay gaps.
We have introduced unconscious bias training to support equal employment opportunity, as well as using anti-discrimination, bullying and harassment training to raise awareness, set our standards and empower our people to reach their full potential in inclusive work environments.
We’re also taking steps to employ more women, including across all levels of leadership, and we’re seeing change in our trades, the technical and professional fields, as well as in our graduate program where we have higher than the industry average for participation.