Arcadis recognised as employer of choice for gender diversity

PRESS RELEASE: 21 February 2018

Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, was today announced as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Equal Opportunity Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE).

WGEA is an Australian Government agency that provides employers with advice, practical tools and education to help them improve gender equality. The WGEA EOCGE is a voluntary citation that publicly recognizes an organization’s commitment to gender equality through strong actions.

Greg Steele, CEO Australia Pacific, Arcadis: “We are very proud to be announced as a 2018 WGEA Equal Opportunity Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.
“At Arcadis we are firm believers in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce for all colleagues. I believe a diverse team will always come up with a better outcome than a team lacking diversity,” Steele said.

“In a male-dominated industry it’s critical that we take strong action, set targets, intervene when necessary and hold ourselves to account.

“We have made good progress as an industry but there is still a long way to go.”

Libby Lyons, WGEA Director: “This year, I am particularly delighted to see some of the innovative and exciting initiatives by our EOCGE citation holders on such issues as flexibility, paid parental leave, supporting women in leadership and addressing gender pay gaps.

“I congratulate all the 2017-18 citation holders for their commitment and recognition of benefits improved gender equality can bring to their business. These employers are setting the benchmark for other Australian workplaces to follow.”

Key Arcadis diversity initiatives in Australia include:

  • ‘FlexAble’ certified workplace flexibility policy for all roles
  • Ongoing gender pay-gap analysis focused on achieving gender pay equity
  • Gender diversity targets for the business overall and individual business units

For further press information please contact:
Alex Charlwood, Senior Communications Advisor Australia Pacific – Arcadis
+61 (02) 8907 9292 / +61 413 693 679 / alex.charlwood@arcadis.com

About Arcadis
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.2 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Arcadis. Improving quality of life.