Compass Group Australia is committed to achieving fixed and variable pay equity, offering improved workplace flexibility and developing a talent pipeline of women into senior management roles.
In 2017 we developed our Gender Equity strategy focused on increasing the number of women in management roles to a 50:50 ratio by end 2020. To achieve this Compass Group Australia established IGNITE, a leadership development program, which provides high potential women within our business with training, support, networks and executive mentors to build their confidence and ability to progress their careers and to compete equitably for senior management roles.
This highly successful program has contributed to a significant increase in our women in senior leadership roles with 41% of the IGNITE participants having progressed their careers within the first year of attending this program.
Compass Group Australia in partnership with Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business also delivers a training and upskilling program called Launch into Work, specifically created to support long-term unemployed women seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce. The sustained success of this national program saw us take home the ‘Outstanding Company Initiative Large Company’ – Launch Into Work Program at The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA’s 2020 Women In Resources Award and be further nominated for the national awards.
We are proudly on track to reach our ‘women in senior management’ target of 50% in line with our 2017 strategy.
We actively celebrate gender equality every year with our global International Women’s Day campaign.