Orora sites all over the world are turning purple to highlight our commitment to gender equality

Orora is celebrating International Women’s Day by embracing the challenge to #PressForProgress.

Each year, International Women's Day marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme, #PressForProgress, challenges each of us to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Orora’s Managing Director and CEO, Nigel Garrard, says International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on our progress and assess what we can do to further improve gender diversity across Orora.

“As a global manufacturing business, Orora is committed to building an inclusive and respectful work environment for all our team members.

“In 2016, Orora committed to a five-year Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which ensures we are taking the appropriate steps to embed diversity into Orora’s operating framework.

“International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to take action and evaluate what more we can do to reinforce our programs and initiatives which support women in manufacturing and foster a gender diverse culture.

“Today, all Orora team members will unite and consider what further action they can take as an individual to advance gender equality within Orora,” says Nigel.

Orora is two-years into its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which outlines three key focus areas:

  • building an inclusive culture that supports diversity
  • attracting, recognising and rewarding talent from diverse backgrounds
  • providing visible senior leadership commitment and accountability on diversity and inclusion progress.

As part of this strategy, Orora is continuing to press for progress through the following initiatives:

Women in Leadership at Orora Program (WILO)
In 2016, Orora launched WILO, a pilot development program to empower its female workforce and help drive their careers to a new level. Following an overwhelmingly successful launch, in 2017 WILO was extended across Australia and New Zealand, and will be rolled out to North America in 2019.

Champions of Change Network
In 2017, Orora established an internal Champions of Change network consisting of 17 leaders from across our operations in both Australia and North America to raise awareness of the importance of diversity across Orora. Together, the team have taken progressive steps to continue to build a company that not only attracts but retains the very best talent.

Inclusive Leadership Workshops
Through a series of workshops, Orora is enhancing the capabilities of its people leaders to embrace inclusive leadership behaviours to manage diverse teams.

Gender Pay Review
Last year, Orora conducted a gender pay equity review to identify key areas of focus for the year ahead. A number of key strategies are being implemented for Australia and globally as a result of this review.

Join us in embracing the challenge to #PressforProgress and continuing to strive for a gender equal world