Konica Minolta Australia received a 2019-20 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation in recognition of its continuing and unwavering commitment to gender equality in the workplace.
The WGEA EOCGE citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces. This year, Konica Minolta is one of 119 recipients of the 2019-20 EOCGE citation with trends among the recipients including:
Konica Minolta has been actively working to create a diverse and inclusive workplace for many years and recently released its 2019 Gender Equality Strategy, which states the following goals:
Further Konica Minolta has a number of key policies supporting gender equality and diversity in the workplace, which also supports the citation:
Hear from our managing director and other key stakeholders:
Dr. David Cooke, managing director – Australia, Konica Minolta, said, "Konica Minolta is pleased to have again been acknowledged by the WGEA as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. Each year the bar gets higher, and we continue to look for new ways to create a company that’s a great place to work for everyone. Our new parental leave policy removes the distinction between ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ carer and enables all new parents to take 12 weeks paid leave. It’s wonderful to know we’re able to provide support for people to enjoy this special time in their lives.”
Gabrielle Stevens, chief people and culture officer, Konica Minolta, said, “Having targets is one thing, but helping our employees understand the value of gender diversity and what’s involved to create opportunities for women in leadership and non-traditional roles takes a shared desire for change. Providing a flexible and supportive workplace is in Konica Minolta’s DNA and it goes a long way to enabling our employees to balance their work and life commitments.”
Benton Johnson, business analyst, Konica Minolta, said, “As a parent, knowing that I have support to take the time to spend with a newborn and support my partner is priceless.”