Al­coa equal­ity push

Southern Telegraph - - News -

Al­coa em­ploy­ees pressed for progress in recog­ni­tion of In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day on March 8.

The com­pany was re­cently named an em­ployer of choice for gen­der equal­ity for the 16th con­sec­u­tive year by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Work­place Gen­der Equal­ity Agency.

Al­coa of Aus­tralia chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Michael Parker, a WGEA Pay Eq­uity Am­bas­sador, said In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day was an op­por­tune time to re­flect on the com­pany’s progress to achieve a gen­der-balanced work­place.

“While Al­coa has much to cel­e­brate, we also ac­knowl­edge there is still . . . more to do,” he said. “At­tract­ing more women into re­sources is an is­sue Al­coa has been ac­tively work­ing on since the 1990s. The busi­ness case for gen­der equal­ity is very clear. It’s been proven to re­sult in higher pro­duc­tiv­ity.”

Mr Parker said Al­coa was com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing a work­place where every­one was able to bring their “whole selves” to work.

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