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CEFC named a Diversity Council Australia Inclusive Employer

CEFC backs Samsara Eco and infinite recycling 

The CEFC is proud to be among 30 employers recognised in the Diversity Council Australia Inclusive Employers list for 2022-23.

“The CEFC is delighted to receive this recognition from Diversity Council Australia. We began our important work as Australia’s ‘green bank’ 10 years ago. As a specialist investor, we continued to rely on the deep investment and technical expertise of our people, empowered by our shared commitment to impact, innovation, integrity and collaboration.  These characteristics reflect the diverse and inclusive nature of the CEFC workforce, and the breadth of the skills and experience we bring to addressing the defining challenge of our time – combatting climate change.” 

Ian Learmonth 

Diversity Council Australia media release 

14 November 2022 

Diversity Council Australia announces 2022-2023 Inclusive Employers - Committed and taking action 

Diversity Council Australia (DCA) has today announced the list of 30 employers who have been recognised as Inclusive Employers for 2022-2023.

Recognition as an Inclusive Employer is the only one of its kind in Australia. Inclusive workplaces occur when a diversity of people are respected, connected, progressing and contributing to organisational success. 

In our tight labour market, and with employers saying it is difficult to fill roles, making workplaces more inclusive is a proven way to attract and retain workers. More and more employers are not only looking at diversity but looking to make the most of both diversity and inclusion.  

To be deemed eligible as an Inclusive Employer 2022-2023, participating DCA members must:

  • Invite at least 60 per cent of their employees to participate in DCA’s Inclusive Employer Index Assessment, where they provide detailed responses about their experience of inclusion at work.
  • Show that they are active and committed to inclusion by achieving results that exceed the National Index Benchmark on at least five out of six of the following measures: (i) Awareness (ii) Engagement (iii) Inclusive Organisational Climate (iv) Inclusive Leadership (v) Inclusive team (vi) Exclusion.

This year our 30 Inclusive Employers come from across a diverse spectrum of employers: public, private and non-government, large and small. 

The Inclusive Employers Index is an extension of DCA’s Inclusion@Work Index which maps the state of inclusion across the Australian workplace landscape and provides a business case for inclusion at work.

Employees who work in an inclusive organisation are:

  • 4 times less likely to experience discrimination and/or harassment
  • 8 times more likely to be highly effective than those in non-inclusive teams
  • 8 times more likely to be innovative
  • 4 times more likely to provide excellent customer service. 

Quotes attributable to Lisa Annese, CEO, Diversity Council Australia:

“Inclusion is good for employers and for employees. The organisations who have participated in this year’s Inclusive Employer Index are demonstrating their commitment to inclusion and through their participation they can reflect on their achievements and identify ways to do even better.

“This year’s list of organisations is diverse – with employers large and small from a wide spectrum of industries. Inclusion isn’t an add on extra for these organisations, it is a super-power and it is critical to their success.

“Our Inclusive Employer Index is rigorous, it is not an award, it is a way to measure the work of inclusion in employers in a robust way. Those who have been recognised today are doing the work of diversity and inclusion and making progress on greater inclusion.”  

The 30 Inclusive Employers for 2022-2023 are:

  • ACOR Consultants
  • Adelaide Airport Limited
  • Alinta Energy
  • Anglicare Victoria
  • Australia Pacific Airports Corporation
  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority
  • AVID Property Group Pty Ltd
  • Banyule Community Health
  • BaptistCare NSW & ACT
  • Carers Queensland Ltd
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
  • Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd
  • City of Stirling
  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • ConnellGriffin Lty Ptd
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Defence Housing Australia
  • Helping Hand Aged Care, South Australia
  • Impact Community Services
  • John Deere Limited
  • Landcom
  • Mars Australia & New Zealand
  • Perron Group
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Schneider Electric
  • Services Australia
  • The Social Research Centre
  • Ultimate Kronos Group
  • WISE Employment
  • WPP

About DCA: Diversity Council Australia is the independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and
inclusion in the workplace. We provide unique research, inspiring events and programs, curated
resources and expert advice across all diversity dimensions to a community of over 1,100 member
organisations. Our member organisations are estimated to employ nearly two million Australians,
representing up to 20 per cent of the workforce.

Media release, 2022

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