Australian demolition contractor Liberty Industrial has teamed up with a leading industry association to take part in a gender diversity initiative.
The initiative, organised by the Civil Contractors Federation of New South Wales (CCF NSW), is aimed at communicating that women are welcome, supported and respected in the civil industry and is geared to attracting, retraining and promoting more female professionals.
Liberty Industrial was joined by other civil industry employers, New South Wales minister for women the Hon Tanya Davies MP, and CCF NSW CEO David Castledine in signing commitment statements showing employer support for women in the civil contracting industry.
Participants’ commitment includes employment processes that proactively seek to encourage female recruitment and retention, and active participation in other initiatives that promote gender diversity to support and empower women in the workplace.
In addition to the Employers for Women in Civil initiative, Liberty Industrial is participating in other elements of CCF NSW’s broader Women in Civil pilot programme which includes mentoring, virtual communities, school visits and recognition of female role models.
“The business case for achieving gender equity in the workplace is well documented,” said Liberty director Clinton Dick.
“We are proud of the contribution our female employees make to the company, the industry, and to the workforce at large.
“We know that company culture is important. We are committed to providing an equitable environment where women feel valued and empowered to participate and reach their potential.”