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Aurecon named Inclusive Employer for second time in a row

Aurecon named Inclusive Employer 2021-2022

Aurecon outperformed both the Australian workforce and Diversity Council members across three measures of inclusion: Team Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership, and Organisational Inclusion.

17 December 2021 – International design, engineering and advisory company, Aurecon, has been announced as an Inclusive Employer 2021-2022 for the second time in a row, by Diversity Council Australia.

The recognition follows Aurecon’s strong performance in the Diversity Council’s latest national survey on diversity and inclusion in the Australian workforce.

With 47 organisations in Australia awarded the title of Inclusive Employer, the survey found 73 per cent of Aurecon employees reported being in an inclusive organisation, compared to a 40 per cent benchmark for the Australian workforce, and a 56 per cent benchmark for the Diversity Council members.

Aurecon outperformed both the Australian workforce and Diversity Council members across three measures of inclusion: Team Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership, and Organisational Inclusion.

William Cox, CEO of Aurecon congratulated the team on this exciting achievement: “We are very proud of this recognition. Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to Aurecon’s culture of innovation. We build diverse teams, so we can frame and solve our clients’ and society’s most complex problems in unconventional and distinctive ways.”

Compared with its results in the 2019-2020 survey, Aurecon has also made noticeable progress across the board. For example, 67 per cent of Aurecon employees reported having an inclusive manager this time, representing a 7 per cent increase from the last survey conducted two years ago.

“I’m confident that this recognition also speaks to the daily experience for many at Aurecon. We have been investing consistently and significantly in creating an inclusive culture for everybody, be it our employees, partners or clients.

“With a clear focus on leadership, policies, behaviour, language and inclusion commitments, we have taken a series of initiatives in the last two years, such as the employee-led Neurodiversity Network and Active Bystander campaign.”

The survey results also underline Aurecon’s highly diverse corporate culture and community – 40 per cent of Aurecon workers reported being multilingual, compared to 24 per cent in the Diversity Council members and 30 per cent in the Australian workforce.

“We have received a number of coveted honours at a corporate level recently, including being named as one of the most innovative companies this year in Australasia. We attribute much of the recognition to the high degree of diversity in our teams, as one of the driving forces.”

Over 1000 employees at Aurecon participated in Diversity Council Australia’s biennial survey this time.

Aurecon achieved Inclusive Employer status by outperforming the National Index Benchmark across all six measures set out in the survey: Awareness, Engagement, Inclusive Organisation, Inclusive Leadership, Inclusive Team and Exclusion.

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