Transdev Australasia launches plan to enhance workforce inclusivity

Posted: 18 March 2024 | | No comments yet

Transdev Australia’s inaugural Equality Action Plan aims to boost gender balance and female participation rates, including targets for elevating female drivers and top leaders.

Transdev Australasia launches plan to enhance workforce inclusivity

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Transdev Australasia has announced the launch of its inaugural Equality Action Plan. The plan outlines a series of strategic initiatives designed to increase gender balance and female participation rates within the company over the next three years.

Among the key targets set forth in the plan are efforts to elevate the representation of female drivers, with a goal of reaching 20% across Australia and New Zealand by 2025. Currently, female drivers account for only 10% of the workforce in Australia and 15% in New Zealand. In addition, Transdev aims to raise the proportion of top female leaders to 35% by the same year.

Alexia Gontier, Chief Financial Officer and Inclusion Ambassador at Transdev, said: “Our plan is to attract, develop and engage female talent right across our businesses. It’s about creating a work environment where women are supported and encouraged to challenge themselves and grow. Transdev is enabling women to achieve through our culture, our policies and processes and respect for everything that women bring to their workplace.” 

Central to Transdev’s Gender Equality Action Plan are not only targets for workforce participation but also initiatives to enhance communication, mentorship and networking opportunities for women. 

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Furthermore, the company’s Elevate programme, in partnership with the Athena Leadership Academy, will provide professional development opportunities for 12 senior female managers from across Australia. This initiative highlights Transdev’s dedication to nurturing diverse leadership talent within its ranks.

Transdev‘s commitment to gender equality is further underscored by its performance in the first annual Workplace Gender Equality Report. The company has made significant strides in closing gender pay gaps, with an average gender pay gap of -5.0%, indicating that women are paid more on average than men. This contrasts favourably with the industry average of 4.1%.

Moreover, Transdev’s progressive parental leave policy exceeds industry standards, providing an average entitlement of 12 weeks leave (up to 16 weeks for primary carers).