The GPT Group today announced it has received an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The WGEA EOCGE citation is in recognition of GPT’s commitment to workplace gender equality, and 2020 marks the third consecutive year GPT has been awarded the citation.
The criteria that must be met to receive this citation includes leadership, access to learning and development, closing gender remuneration gaps, provision of flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination, and progress against targets for improving gender equality outcomes.
GPT has been placing a deeper focus all of these components across the business for several years, driving progress and evolving initiatives aimed at improving gender equality and meeting our broader diversity and inclusion goals. The citation follows GPT achieving its “40:40:20” target in 2019, with females representing more than 46 per cent of employees in the top pay quartile across its workforce.
The WGEA said 119 organisations had received the citation this year. WGEA Director Libby Lyons said: “Since its inception in 2014, the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation has provided a rigorous and evidence-based guide for employers to chart a course towards achieving gender equality in their workplaces. They are closing their pay gaps and increasing their representation of women in management at a faster rate than other employers in our dataset. These findings alone demonstrate the tangible impact of the EOCGE citation.”
“This year, we strengthened the eligibility criteria by placing even greater emphasis on accountability, outcomes, evidence and internal reporting processes. I would like to congratulate all of our 2019-20 EOCGE citation holders for the extra effort and commitment it has taken to meet these additional rigorous requirements. All these organisations are at the forefront of the momentum for change towards gender equality in Australian workplaces. These industry leaders are showing other Australian businesses how to create a better and more equal future for both women and men.”
The GPT Group is actively involved in several sector level initiatives to promote gender equality including the Property Male Champions of Change, along with its national sponsorship of the Property Council of Australia’s 500 Women in Property mentoring program.