Last year AGL signed up to the Valuable 500 and we launched our first Disability Action Plan to play our part in improving accessibility and inclusion for the 4.3 million people who live with disability in Australia.
To recognise International Day of People with Disability (3 December), two of our Disability Working Group members – Chris Nicholson-Doyle and Flora McGrath – share their experiences of living with, and caring for people, with a disability.
Our path towards reconciliation includes the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – which we will launch later this year – but our vision remains to nurture respectful partnerships and create meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Today we’re pleased to announce our support for intersex communities across Australia and New Zealand by affirming the Darlington Statement.
This week, AGL committed to The Valuable 500, a global collective aiming to improve disability inclusion and accessibility. This makes us the first Australian energy company to join the collective!
In the lead up to Father’s Day this Sunday, we caught up with Bryce Binnie and Daniel Vlahovic – two of our working parents – to see how COVID-19 has changed their perception of flexible working and allowed them to spend more time with their families.
Everybody has the right to be proud of who they are. But for Olivia – AGL’s first Pinnacle Foundation scholarship recipient – growing up as an LGBTI+ person in the Latrobe Valley wasn’t always easy.
Balancing your career and your responsibilities as a parent is tough – and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. Nat Pinder interviewed for a job while seven months pregnant – and as the best candidate for the job - she got it.
COVID-19 has disrupted the way many of us work. How do we balance making sure our people are safe – while making sure our graduates and apprentices aren’t disadvantaged by circumstances out of their control?
We're all feeling the burden of these challenging and uncertain times. As governments and businesses introduce new measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic, many of us find ourselves pondering the increasingly personal impacts of this 'new normal' – particularly those with caring responsibilities.
We’re working responsibly and following the best advice from the government and medical authorities on COVID-19. Many of our people have roles that allow them to work from home, and those people are working remotely. But many of our people need to be on site to do their jobs and can’t work from home. Amanda Richardson is one of those people turning up at site to keep the lights on for millions of Australians.
Today is the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. As a company with 3.7 million customers and 3,700 employees, we have the power to make a real impact towards achieving respect and equality for all – which is why we must speak up to stamp out Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) in Australia.
Diversity in our ideas and our people is important – but more than that, it’s vital to foster viable career pathways that the best and brightest of the next generation want to pursue. That’s why we’re connecting with young STEM students and leaders – the innovators who will shape the world’s technical, social, and commercial future. We’re also leading the way when it comes to improving gender equality in energy.
Graduate electrical engineer Junieta Sequeira knew she wanted to be an engineer – and chased that dream, despite the protestations of her family and friends. Now she’s championing diversity at AGL.
Our Staying Connected program is for the benefit of vulnerable customers but it’s only going to be of benefit, if the community is aware of it. That’s why we proactively engage on the issues that matter to our customers, like last week’s ConnectEd session hosted by Uniting Communities in SA which was translated into four different languages.
When it comes to family and domestic violence, we refuse to be bystanders. We are committed to leading by example and changing normal so we can address this devastating issue.
Electrician Molly Miller’s gone from being daunted by her all-male classes – to inspiring other young women to consider careers in STEM. Read more about her inspirational story.
#IWD offers us the opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. This year, the day calls for us to accelerate towards gender balance, with the theme #BalanceforBetter.
A flexible workplace fosters innovation, and better reflects the needs and priorities of the community and our customers. We’re proud to share how our very own Nichola Miles has embraced workplace flexibility.
Our people are our greatest asset – that’s why we’re investing in making AGL a great place to work.
The one thing you need to know about flexibility? The fact that there is no ‘one thing’, because we all have different priorities, experiences and commitments and that means there is no template that will allow everyone to be their best selves at home and at work.
For the second year in a row, AGL was awarded the prestigious Gold Employer status for LGBTI inclusion.