Inclusive bid wins Alcoa silver status

Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Alcoa’s strong push towards inclusiveness, equality and diversity has been recognised at the Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards.

The company was recognised as a Silver Tier Employer at the awards, moving up from its position as a Bronze tier employer for the past five years.

Alcoa of Australia chairman and managing director Michael Parker said strong leadership from Alcoa’s Pinjarra alumina refinery manager Mark Hodgson helped promote a culture of inclusion and support for LGBTI workers.

“My aim is for every Alcoa employee to bring their ‘whole selves’ to work and to feel included and valued for who they are and for the diversity of ideas and experiences they bring,” Mr Parker said.

“Since 2013, our ally network for LGBTI employees, EAGLE, has grown from 30 members to now more than 500, all banding together to champion change across the business.”

Alcoa enters the awards each year, which create a benchmark against more than 150 organisations nationally in LGBTI workplace inclusion.

Workplaces are judged on a range of criteria including inclusive policies and practices, executive engagement, inclusive facilities and services, employee networks and external visibility.

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