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ANZ wins White Camelia Awards

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

ANZ was last night announced Supreme Winner of the 2018 White Camelia Awards in a ceremony at Government House in Auckland.

“The White Camellia awards celebrate organisational commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a UN Women and UN Global Compact initiative which encourages gender equality in the workplace,” says NZ WEPs Committee Chair, Vicky Mee.

“ANZ have taken some really practical steps to ensure gender equality such as closing their gender pay gap, having excellent parental leave and carers policies, right through to putting a gender lens on their supply chain and marketing provisions.

“We would like other companies in New Zealand to follow ANZ’s example in recognising that treating women fairly is the right thing to do, and makes good economic sense”.

ANZ also won three category awards and Sovereign and Westpac won two each.

The White Camellia Awards small business award was won by Ebborn Law. “We were impressed by Ebborn Law’s incorporation of the WEP’s principles into their business practice, and their valuable work in the community to promote gender equality” says Vicky.

Here is a full list of winners:

Principle one: In recognition of your work to establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality. Sovereign

Principle two: In recognition of your work/efforts to treat all women and men fairly at work – respecting and supporting human rights and non-discrimination. ANZ

Principle three: In recognition of your work/efforts to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all women and men workers. Westpac

Principle four: In recognition of your work/efforts to promote education, training and professional development opportunities for women. Westpac

Principle five: In recognition of your work/efforts to implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women. ANZ

Principle six: In recognition of your work/efforts to promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy. ANZ

Principle seven: In recognition of your work/efforts to measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.  

Sovereign Small business award: Ebborn Law

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