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WGEA recognises Daimler with Gender Equality Accreditation

Daimler Truck & Bus has become the only commercial vehicle manufacturer to be accredited with the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

Daniel Whitehead, Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific President and CEO, recently accepted the accreditation at a special event in Melbourne in the lead up to International Women's Day.

“Being named as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality is critically important to Daimler Truck and Bus because we are firmly committed to attracting and retaining gender diverse talent and achieving true gender equality and pay equity,” he said.

“You miss out on high performing talent within the population if you fail to provide an inclusive and supportive workplace for all genders, and that is just bad business,” said Whitehead.

“The commercial vehicle industry has traditionally been dominated by men, but by leading the way with promotion of gender diversity benefits and equitable practices, we can change that.”

The EOCGE is reportedly designed to encourage, recognise and promote an active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces and is a voluntary leading practice recognition program that is separate to the Equal Opportunity Act.

The criteria focussed on preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination as well as targets for “improving gender equality outcomes” per a statement. 

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has announced EOCGE citations for 141 companies across a wide range of Australian industries this week.

“What unites them is their determination and commitment to achieving workplace gender equality,” says WGEA Director, Libby Lyons.

“I congratulate all of these organisations for being agents of change, leading the way forward for other Australian employees to follow.”

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