We first received the citation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in February 2020, acknowledging our active and continuous commitment to achieving gender equality across the business.
“We are extremely proud to be publicly recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality as we continue striving toward our mission to build a flexible, inclusive and diverse workplace where our people, clients and partner communities feel trusted, safe, confident, valued and understood,” said James Phillis, CEO SMEC Australia and New Zealand.
The WGEA EOCGE citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to accomplishing gender equality in Australian workplaces. There are several key focus areas of the citation including:
• Leadership, strategy and accountability;
• Developing a gender balanced workforce;
• Gender pay equity;
• Support for caring;
• Mainstreaming flexible working;
• Preventing sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and discrimination, and bullying;
• Driving change beyond our workplace.
“Each year, we accept applications for our WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation from those employers who are raising the bar when it comes to driving change, creating the circumstances that allow all people, regardless of their gender, to thrive,” said WGEA Director, Mary Wooldridge.
“After passing through our evidence-based benchmarking evaluations, our EOCGE citation holders are officially recognised as some of the best employers in Australia who are committed and dedicated to action in achieving gender equality.”
SMEC is committed to being a flexible, inclusive and diverse employer whose culture creates a sense of pride both individually and collectively.
SMEC has been engaged to supervise civil works for upgrading the Central Cross Island Road (CCIR) in Samoa. The CCIR is one of the main economic arteries on Upolu Island and one of several key roads damaged when Tropical Cyclone Evan struck the Pacific Island nation in 2012. The project is being carried out in association with local sub-consultant MMSM Ltd for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Samoa and is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The Uzbekistan Ministry of Water Resources has appointed SMEC as Project Implementation Consultant for the Climate Adaptative Water Resources Management project. The project will combine investment from the Republic of Uzbekistan government and the Asian Development Bank to improve climate resilience in the Aral Sea Basin.
The Baime Hydropower Project in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea is scheduled for commissioning by March 2023. With total installed capacity of 11.6 MW, the plant will be able to produce 81 GWh of hydroelectric energy annually.
The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) has appointed SMEC in a Joint Venture with ACE Bangladesh and Development Design Consultants Ltd as Project Management Consultant for the Dhaka Sanitation Improvement project (DSIP).