The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) announced today the list of 2019-20 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders.
Grace Papers is proud to announce that partner-organisations Lander & Rogers, Origin Energy Ltd, PwC Australia, Tabcorp, Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd and United Super Pty Ltd (Cbus) have received the citation this year – with each satisfying an advanced range of indicators for gender equity in the workplace.
Today’s announcement coincides with the release of a report conducted by WGEA and the University of Queensland’s AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace, which reveals that EOGCE organisations are closing their pay gaps faster than the general Australian workforce. The report indicates a drop of 9.2 percent in the total remuneration gender pay gap (compared to previous years), as well as a higher representation of women at all management levels and a higher proportion of female employees working full-time.
CEO of Grace Papers, Prue Gilbert, congratulated the Grace Papers’ partners on their accolade, labelling it both a tremendous achievement and also, an incredibly important symbol of the commitment required by businesses in these areas:
“These important acknowledgements demonstrate the significant impact that gender equality interventions such as Grace Papers, have in supporting organisations to actively progress toward their vision for gender equality – a vision that supports employees but is also good for business. We commend our clients on their commitment to gender equity in their workplaces and their contribution to setting the benchmark for best practice for all Australian businesses.” Said Ms Gilbert
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About the citation
The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
The EOCGE citation commenced in 2014, replacing the predecessor citation, the EOWA Employer of Choice for Women. The citation is strategically aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), reflecting the change in focus of the legislation to promote and improve gender equality for both women and men, while recognising the historically disadvantaged position of women in the workplace.