Ali Rigg

Inclusion and diversity

CS Energy is proud to foster an environment that builds respect, promotes inclusiveness, celebrates diversity and embraces the unique skills and qualities of our employees.

We believe an inclusive and diverse workplace is a more complete workplace. Because when we welcome new ideas and embrace different capabilities we’re better equipped for success.

How we’re building inclusion and diversity

We’re building a culture that involves our employees to evolve our business. Our Inclusion and Diversity Policy (PDF 72.6KB) outlines our commitment to leveraging the full potential of all our people.

We’ve established an Inclusion and Diversity Council, chaired by our CEO, who are overseeing key activities to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce and maintain a safe and flexible working environment.

We’ve also set targets in two key areas – gender and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) participation within our business. Our targets are closely aligned with the Public Service Commission’s inclusion and diversity targets and include:

  • lifting the percentage of women in our workplace to 30 percent by 2022
  • increasing the percentage of women in leadership roles from 21 percent to at least 45 percent by 2022
  • increasing the percentage of women in non-traditional roles in our workplace from four percent to at least 10 percent by 2022
  • lifting the percentage of ATSI in our workplace to three percent by 2022 (as per the Commonwealth ATSI Employment Strategy).

Our CEO has been recognised as a Pay Equity Ambassador for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. And we're an endorsed employer for women on international jobs platform WORK180.

VALUE AND RESPECT FOR ALL

CS Energy has initiatives in place to support employees of any age – such as a transition to retirement process for our older workers, and graduate programs for new talent. 

We also recognise a number of special events throughout the year, such as International Women’s Day, NAIDOC Week and White Ribbon Day, and liaise with other industries regularly to share information that will help grow diversity in our workforce.

CS Energy contributes to the QUT Learning Potential Fund, which supports engineering students from regional areas who are facing economic challenges.