Inclusion and diversity at GHD
We are committed to creating a culture of belonging at GHD.
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been key to fostering a culturally inclusive workplace.
- WING (Women in GHD)
- BEATS (Black Empowerment, Action, Teamwork, & Success)
- YPs (Young Professionals)
- HOLA (Hispanic Organisation for Leaders and Achievers)
- Veterans - Military association group
- Pride Alliance
- ACE (Asia-Pacific Community for Empowerment)
- First Nations / Indigenous Network
Instilling a greater sense of belonging and trust is something we can all contribute to – and in very tangible, practical ways.
Prior to the launch of our strategy, we used the Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Benchmarking (GDEIB) tool
This was used to benchmark our I&D position as a baseline for how we're doing at GHD. We identified where GHD falls on 15 indicators across five levels of progress. By 2025, our goal is to be between level 4 and 5.
We aim to achieve our I&D commitment through our ABC pillars
Hire and retain talent with diverse perspectives, identities, experiences, and backgrounds, representing the communities we serve.
Build inclusive teams, communities, and an overall culture of belonging where all our people can be their authentic self and thrive.
Accountable individually and collectively for I&D. We commit to routinely evaluate and adjust systems, processes, and policies to provide more equitable opportunities for our people.
Our pillars will be supported by five key behaviours
Be open: Continue to build a more inclusive and diverse workplace where our people can thrive.
Be informed: Use data and analytics to make more informed decisions about our people and our business.
Be accountable: Refine how we measure and drive accountability for inclusion and belonging.
Be empathetic: Enhance the inclusive leadership capabilities of our people.
Be bold: Raise the level of conversation as a leading voice and strong supporter of I&D in our industry and implement leading practices of I&D.
Australian Breasting Association - Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accreditation, (2021).
Workplace Gender Equality - Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, (2014-2018, 2020-2022).
Australian Railway Association - Workforce Diversity Award, (2021).
Engineers Australia - Most Outstanding Company in Gender diversity, (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020).
Property Council of Australia- Award for diversity 250+ employees - Finalist, (2017, 2020, 2022).
Rainbow Tick - Diversity Awards New Zealand, (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022).
Australian HR Institute - Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO Award for Gender Equity in the Workplace - Winner (2016), AHRI CEO Diversity Champion Award - Finalist (2017), Stan Grant Indigenous Employment Award - Finalist (2018).
Disability Equality Index - Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, (2023).