With close to 7,000 people across 34 sites, people come to Lion with very different backgrounds and experiences and it’s important to us that everyone has the opportunity to be the best they can be, really make a difference and have a great time doing it. Our Inclusion & Diversity strategy focuses on: Inclusive culture; Gender Equity; Cultural Diversity & Age diversity.
At Lion, we believe in equality and have achieved the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Workplace Gender Equality Agency ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ Citation. We’ve taken the important step of implementing a 50:50 gender balance target by 2026 across all of Lion.
In 2016 we closed the gender pay gap across our business in terms of like for like roles and continue to work actively to keep it closed. We’ve launched our Women at Lion Leadership Program, mainstreamed flexible work across the business, introduced Unconscious Bias training, and publicly supported Marriage Equality in Australia. All of this is part of our drive to build an inclusive, diverse and fair place to work.
Lion Australia has received the 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation, in Australia
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Lion New Zealand is a founding recipient of Gender Tick in 2018 – a world first program acknowledging businesses most like to give women a fair go.
Lion has committed to a goal of 50:50 gender mix by 2026.
Our NZ business won the Outstanding Workplace and Organisational Change & Development categories at the NZ HR awards, February 2018
Our NZ business has received the Rainbow Tick certification as of 2018 reflecting our policies & inclusion initiatives for our people of diverse gender identities & sexual orientation.
We’ve created a place where you can really be yourself. For us it’s not only about the visible differences such as gender, age and cultural background. Our people bring with them different experiences, skills and perspectives. It’s that diversity of thought that challenges our thinking, sparks breakthrough ideas and new ways of working.
We are about the right people for the right roles and ensuring women that are a part of the Lion team have the encouragement and support to be their best. We have a great range of initiatives in place like our Women at Lion and Women in Drinks mentoring programs, along with policies such as LionFlex and Families at Lion recently introducing domestic violence support. We are committed to being accountable for gender equality and pay equity and that is why we report to our people and communities about our progress.
We have teamed up with some great external partners who support us to continue to build an inclusive and diverse workforce and workplace.