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.

Creating a place where everyone can be the best they can be

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 because it is the right thing to do. It is why we have closed the gender pay gap, mainstreamed flexible work, introduced Unconscious Bias training, publicly supported Marriage Equality in Australia, are Pay Equity Ambassadors and have taken the important step to implement a 50:50 by 2026 gender target across all of Lion.

Rory Glass
Managing Director, Lion NZ
To me it’s about giving people a sense of value, worth and belonging. People should know that their perspectives matter and that they can make a meaningful difference to the business.
Matt Tapper
Managing Director, Lion Global Markets
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.
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.

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 a corporate partner of National Association of Women in Operations, the peak body championing women in operations.
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.