The WGEA EOCGE citation is a leading recognition program designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces. The criteria for the citation cover leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives for improving gender equality outcomes. The criteria are regularly strengthened to reflect best practice, and to meet these standards requires an active and whole-of-organisation approach to support equality at all levels of the workplace.
“At SMEC, diversity is in our DNA,” said James Phillis, SMEC ANZ CEO. “As a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, with over 16,000 people working across 40+ countries, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace and promoting an empowering culture. Delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients and partners means developing and nurturing a growing network of exceptional people who can leverage their unique backgrounds, skills and thinking to drive innovation and shared learning.”
“More recently we have worked to drive key improvements in flexible work practices, parental leave policies and learning and development programs. Becoming an EOCGE citation holder recognises our active and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality across our business.”
WGEA Director Libby Lyons commented, “This year, we strengthened the eligibility criteria by placing even greater emphasis on accountability, outcomes, evidence and internal reporting processes. I would like to congratulate all of our 2019-20 EOCGE citation holders for the extra effort and commitment it has taken to meet these additional rigorous requirements. These industry leaders are showing other Australian businesses how to create a better and more equal future for both women and men.”
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).