Culture & Diversity

At the core of our business is what we call 'The SMEC Spirit' which is evident in our people, values and culture.

As a member of the Surbana Jurong global group of companies, with over 16,000 people working across 40+ countries, SMEC is a truly diverse organisation.

At the core of our business is what we call the ‘SMEC Spirit’ which is evident in our people, values and culture. We actively promote an inclusive workplace and value people with different backgrounds, skills and expertise to drive innovation and shared learning across our growing global network.

Driving Change for Gender Equality

SMEC is passionate about a gender balanced workplace as it brings a pool of different skills and ways of thinking, leading to an innovative culture.

Our Core Values

Our core values represent what we stand for, what we expect from employees, what we deliver to our clients, and how we should behave in our daily work.

Our core values should form our “moral compass” and serve as “silent mentors” to guide us in everything we do.

We act responsibly and conduct our business with the highest ethical standards, accountability and transparency.

We value our global and diverse talent by creating a safe, inclusive and supportive environment where our people can thrive.

We act in the best interest of our clients and deliver innovative solutions with high standards of excellence.

We build trusted and enduring relationships with clients, partners and colleagues to achieve win-win outcomes.

We are passionate and committed to making meaningful impact to people, environment and communities.

Our Initiatives

SMEC's Equal Employment Opportunity framework promotes a safe, inclusive and flexible work environment for all employees and clients. This comprehensive framework covers training, policy development and review, and is designed to encourage mutual respect in the workplace and reinforce SMEC’s company values.

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality

SMEC has partnered with the United Nations (UN) Global Compact to pledge support for the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. This program supports the advancement of equality between men and women through a range of objectives, including, modelling company behaviour to reflect the society we would like for our employees, fellow citizens and families.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Within Australia, SMEC has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to formalise our support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people. We hold ourselves accountable to the framework and are committed to strengthening our relationships with ATSI communities. Our aim is to ensure that respecting Indigenous culture is a critical part of how we do business.

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Workplace Health and Safety

At SMEC, health and safety underpins everything we do and is a critical part of our workplace culture. SMEC’s global team of industry experts utilise health and safety objectives to strive for a Zero Harm workplace. Discover more information on our commitment to Workplace Health and Safety and Zero Harm culture.

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