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Konica Minolta receives WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation four years running

Konica Minolta Australia has received a 2019-20 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation in recognition of its continuing and unwavering commitment to gender equality in the workplace.

The WGEA EOCGE citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.

Konica Minolta has been actively working to create a diverse and inclusive workplace for many years and recently released its 2019 Gender Equality Strategy, which states the following goals:

  • creating an organisational culture and a working environment that is inclusive and fair to both women and men
  • improving the representation of women in leadership and management positions
  • improving gender balance across the organisation and the representation of women and men in job categories with greater than 40 per cent representation
  • removing gender pay gaps
  • providing a flexible and supportive workplace for all employees at all levels, including those with caring responsibilities.

Further, Konica Minolta has a number of key policies that are designed with gender equality in mind to make sure employees are supported in achieving health, safety and a good work-life balance including:

  • Domestic and Family Violence Support Policy, which provides comprehensive paid leave, flexible working arrangements and employee assistance programs for employees who are affected by a family or domestic violence situation.
  • Workplace Flexibility Policy to help balance work and other responsibilities to achieve an effective work-life balance.
  • Parental Leave Policy, which provides 12 weeks for both parents and can be taken at any time in the first three years.

Dr. David Cooke, managing director – Australia, Konica Minolta, said, “Konica Minolta is pleased to have again been acknowledged by the WGEA as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. Each year the bar gets higher, and we continue to look for new ways to create a company that’s a great place to work for everyone. Our new parental leave policy removes the distinction between ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ carer and enables all new parents to take 12 weeks paid leave. It’s wonderful to know we’re able to provide support for people to enjoy this special time in their lives.”

Libby Lyons, Director, WGEA, said, “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. All these organisations are at the forefront of the momentum for change towards gender equality in Australian workplaces. These industry leaders are showing other Australian businesses how to create a better and more equal future for both women and men.”

Gabrielle Stevens, chief people and culture officer, Konica Minolta said, “Having targets is one thing, but helping our employees understand the value of gender diversity and what’s involved to create opportunities for women in leadership and non-traditional roles takes a shared desire for change. Providing a flexible and supportive workplace is in Konica Minolta’s DNA and it goes a long way to enabling our employees to balance their work and life commitments.”

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 About Konica Minolta Australia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education and manufacturing.

Konica Minolta Australia helps Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the changing workplace to start leveraging the technology of tomorrow today.

Through innovation and investment in building a portfolio of technology solutions that will help organisations shape their future workplace, Konica Minolta Australia has key partnerships that extend its offering into future products such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML); robotics; robotic process automation (RPA); wearables; augmented reality (AR); data analytics; and 3D, now.

Part of the future workplace includes creating businesses, and working with businesses, that are responsible for their impact on and contribution to employees, key stakeholders and the wider community. Konica Minolta Australia actively promotes and innovates in these areas through gender equality, ethical supply chain and climate change action strategies.

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

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