EQUALITY
at Lion
An inclusive and diverse workplace not only means people feel valued, it helps build an innovative and externally connected Lion with the customer at the heart.

At Lion we welcome difference and stand for fairness.

Everyone joins Lion with different backgrounds and experiences, and we strive to create an environment where everyone feels they belong and one where they can thrive. Inclusion and diversity are embedded in our very culture and strategy and you can really see it come to life through:

  • The Pride@Lion team: a diverse and dedicated employee lead group with events and capability to help drive visibility and equality for our LGBTQI community.
  • Our commitment to reconciliation: we believe in creating equality for ALL Australians. You can read more about our reconciliation journey and our RAP here.
  • Gender Diversity targets: Not only have we committed to having a 50:50 gender balance at Lion, we’ve gone even further by setting a 2030 target of having gender diversity across all teams.
  • Equal Pay: Lion closed our gender pay gap for like for like roles in 2016 and continue to work actively to keep it closed, just one of many commitments that’s as earned us the WGEA citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the 3rd year in a row.
  • Respect at Lion Program: a world class learning program that sets clear expectations for all our people and leaders of their role in building and maintaining a culture of inclusion.
  • Families at Lion Policy: a market leading policy that provides equal access leave to both parents regardless of their caring role.
  • Collective Flex: our flexible work framework for both individuals and teams built to enable balance, sociability, connection and collaboration providing you flexibility of place, schedule, work and leave.

When you consider working at Lion, we won’t be asking whether you are a “culture fit,” instead we’ll be asking what you can bring and add to our culture!

Todd Phillips
Manager, Indigenous and Reconciliation Partnerships
Coming from a small Aboriginal community, it is refreshing to be a part of an organisation that has a culture that supports diversity of thought and where diverse experiences are valued. It is encouraging to see that Lion is committed to paving the way to create real career opportunities for Indigenous people and working with and strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities.
Stuart Irvine
Lion CEO
Creating gender equality is clearly just the right thing to do. Businesses must avoid ‘group think’ and embrace innovation, which requires diversity of thought. In tackling gender equality, business leaders have a real opportunity to define a new cultural reality that starts within their estate, and spirals outwards into society.
Libby Davidson
Group General Council & External Relations Director
We do it because it’s the right thing to do – and it’s also the right thing for the business. Companies that embrace diversity & inclusion across all aspects of their business consistently outperform their peers.
Matt Tapper
Managing Director, Lion Little World Beverages
I’m curious about different perspectives and passionate about finding growth for Lion, and believe diverse minds & experiences are the best way to unlock it.

Inclusive culture

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.

Gender Equality

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.

Our partnerships

We have teamed up with some great external partners who support us to continue to build an inclusive and diverse workforce and workplace.

Lion is a corporate member of Diversity Council Australia, a non profit leading advisor on Inclusion & Diversity in workplaces.
Lion is member of Women in Drinks, designed to educate and empower women in the Drinks Industry.
Lion is a corporate partner of Job Support, focused on placing people with an intellectual disability into the workforce.