Diversity and capability of our workforce
This year, WesCEF continued to focus on building workforce capability, gender balance, workplace flexibility and Indigenous employment and engagement.
WesCEF senior leaders attended the KPMG Energise 2.0 Accelerator Program that is designed to promote innovation and collaboration by connecting start-ups with major energy and natural resources companies.
Female representation increased from 29.8 to 31.1 per cent of total headcount (June 2016 to June 2017 figures) following focus on advertising flexible work arrangements and attracting female candidates.
During the year, WesCEF introduced a Lifestyle Leave policy to help employees balance work and personal commitments by purchasing up to two weeks of additional leave.
Indigenous employees increased from 1.6 to 2.4 per cent of total headcount. In addition to providing direct employment opportunities, apprenticeships and traineeships, WesCEF engaged contractors and suppliers seeking new ways to provide opportunities to Indigenous groups.