With around 6,700 people across 38 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, and introduced Unconscious Bias training.
Lion CEO Stuart Irvine shares more on how we’re addressing gender equality.
We became a signatory to the Australian Marriage Equality campaign in 2015, have received the Rainbow Tick certification in New Zealand, and are members of Pride in Diversity Australia as an LGBTI Inclusive Employer. Our brands have been visible supporters of the rainbow community through Hahn beer at the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, and Little Creatures as sponsors of the Australian LGBTI awards.
Our people are actively involved in recognising and celebrating events in the community year-round including: International Women’s Day, Wear It Purple Day, Harmony Day, Equal Pay Day, Maori Language Week and more.
All of this is part of our drive to build an inclusive, diverse and fair place to work.
Lion has committed to a goal of 50:50 gender mix by 2026. We closed our gender pay gay in 2016 across our business in terms of like for like roles and continue to work actively to keep it closed.
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Lion Australia has received the 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation, in Australia
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.
Our NZ business won the Outstanding Workplace and Organisational Change & Development categories at the NZ HR awards, February 2018
Our New Zealand 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 are members of Pride in Diversity Australia to continue building workplaces that are more inclusive of LGBTIQA+ people.
We’ve partnered with Work180, a jobs network that endorses employers who support diversity, inclusion & equality. We’re proud that Lion’s efforts on gender equality have been recognised by Work180. More info.
We’ve partnered with FlexCareers who are changing the way careers work with game-changing technology to connect talented individuals with employers offering flexible work. We’re proud that Lion’s journey and LionFLEX offering has been recognised by FlexCareers. More info AUS, more info NZ.
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.