Shaping Diversity In Construction
SHAPE is committed to building a more inclusive construction industry by shaping its own diverse workforce. Through its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Plan, launched in FY 2021/22 to supersede its Gender Action Plan, SHAPE aims to support and facilitate an inclusive environment that embraces and recognises the benefits of diversity.
As part of the DEI Action Plan, SHAPE is undertaking initiatives to assist its people in understanding and contributing towards this objective. These include programmes to understand and eliminate unconscious biases, a Senior Leadership Advocacy programme to support under-represented people with career-advancement opportunities, flexibility plans, and an annual gender pay gap analysis to ensure a zero pay gap for like-for-like roles.
SHAPE’s commitment to closing the socio-economic gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is underpinned by its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). SHAPE launched its Reflect RAP, the first in its reconciliation journey, in 2017, in an effort to build meaningful relationships and create opportunities for employment and sustainable business with Australia’s Indigenous peoples. After meeting its targets, SHAPE proceeded its Reflect RAP with the Innovate RAP in 2019 and is now working on its Stretch RAP.