White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation November 2016
Today White Ribbon Australia is proud to launch the fifth cohort of its Workplace Accreditation Program. Fourteen organisations across government, private and community sectors have been accredited today after undertaking a rigorous 18-month process to demonstrate commitment to cultural change in preventing and responding to violence against women in the workplace.
Workplaces receiving accreditation include the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACs), and security firm G4S and Northparkes Mines are the first organisations of their kind to achieve accreditation.
Members of the cohort have taken steps to create safe and respectful workplaces. For example, Link Housing distribute information on domestic violence to tenants, and the Castle Hill RSL allow two days of paid leave per domestic abuse incident.
The launch of this cohort brings the total number of accredited Australian Workplaces to 80, with over half a million Australian adults reached via the program.