Our goal is to create an inclusive, high performing culture that attracts diverse, talented people and enables them to thrive. We believe diversity is a strategic capability and a critical enabler of delivering the best and most innovative solutions to our clients.
During the past financial year we continued our relentless focus on fostering an environment that enables our people to bring their whole selves to work, to feel at their best and work to their strengths. Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is core to this focus.
In FY19, we introduced new policies and targets, formalised new inclusion programs and built on our partnerships with external providers to support our people. To ensure we're accountable for achieving our goals, we've also built Diversity and Inclusion metrics into our CEO & Managing Partner's KPIs.
Gender Equality Employer of Choice 10 years running
This past financial year, we were recognised for our efforts to drive Gender Equality as a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for the 10th consecutive year. We introduced new gender targets, exceeded others, and were proud to see our CEO and Managing Partner appointed as a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador.
AWEI Gold Employer for LGBTQ+ Inclusion
Being named an AWEI Gold Employer and recognised as a Top 3 Employer in Australia at the LGBTI Inclusion Awards, was the culmination of the fantastic work of our PRiME Committee over a number of years to promote inclusion across the firm. We also launched new policies, delivered new development sessions and celebrated key dates of significance.
Progressing Reconciliation and Cultural Inclusion at MinterEllison
We're committed to the Legal Profession Cultural Diversity Principles and we're measuring the impact of initiatives to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work. We also delivered on the objectives set out in our first Reconciliation Action Plan, further progressing reconciliation and cultural inclusion in FY19.
In FY19, we launched our first Disability Inclusion program, including an Accessibility Action Plan focused on providing more universal access and support for our people and clients in our workplaces, our technology and in the community.