21 February 2018

WGEA recognises Dexus for its commitment to workplace gender equality

Dexus today announced that it has been included amongst a group of leading Australian companies that have been granted an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

The citation is designed to recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces with criteria that cover flexible work practices, tailored parental leave policies, programs to increase women in leadership, initiatives to attract women into male-dominated roles and robust analysis and correction of gender pay gaps.

Darren Steinberg, Dexus CEO said: “We are proud to be a part of a small group of Australian leaders who are setting the benchmark for other Australian workplaces to follow. Our active commitment towards workplace gender equality has seen us launch organisation-wide programs, policies and initiatives that have contributed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive workplace.”

In 2017, Dexus achieved gender pay equity in like-for-like roles for the first time and reached its initial gender diversity target of 33% or above participation by women in senior leadership roles and on its Board.

Underpinning Dexus’s commitment to workplace gender equality are formal policies including the company’s My Personal Flexibility Plan, which gives every person the flexibility to choose their place of work that best supports their productivity and records employees’ flexibility goals in their individual annual performance scorecards.

Recognising that Australian women generally have significantly less superannuation savings than men, Dexus also maintains the payment of superannuation contributions to primary carers throughout the duration of their parental leave period, helping to overcome the gender retirement gap potentially faced by women in the workplace.