CTBUH is a world leading group for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities across the globe. The The prestigious Equileap report is composed of global key findings and last year Mirvac ranked 6th and this year shot to first place in Australia and Asia Pacific, and second place in the world due to a number of new initiatives.
Mirvac’s CEO & Managing Director, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, said this achievement is a testament to the continued focus on gender equality at Mirvac. “We have a strong focus on gender diversity throughout the group and at senior levels, and we are proud that our Board is represented equally by females and males,” she said.
“We recognise the importance of gender diversity along with innovative thinking, workplace flexibility and inclusive leadership as critical to building a strong brand and high employee engagement. Over the last few years, we have been working very hard to improve gender equality in our workplace – we know that everyone has a part to play in building a more gender-balanced world.
“A significant amount of the work we do to improve gender parity is now considered business as usual. This includes monthly, quarterly and annual reporting against targets set for the number of females in senior management and management roles across the business, participation in women’s mentoring programs, ensuring gender balance within our talent pipelines, 50/50 recruitment shortlists required for senior leadership roles and gender pay parity analysis where we have a zero pay gap for like-for-like roles, which we have achieved for the last four years.
“Some other initiatives that set Mirvac apart in this space include our 20 weeks paid parental leave and four weeks paid partner leave, as well as superannuation paid on periods of unpaid leave. We also offer more flexibility in how employees take their paid parental leave so it doesn’t have to be taken in a single block of time. Our accreditation as a White Ribbon organisation also recognises our commitment to creating a culture of respect where violence in any form will never be tolerated.
“These are just some of the gender equality initiatives that we have worked on over the last few years. There is always more to be done, we will continue to work towards a more diverse workplace and will strive to lead the way.”
This year, Equileap researched 3,519 companies in 23 developed economies, representing 98 million employees, and ranked them based on 19 gender equality criteria, including gender balance across the workforce, the gender pay gap, paid parental leave and anti-sexual harassment policies. These companies represent all those which are publicly listed and have a market capitalisation of more than USD 2 billion.