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Diversity and Inclusion

At ASC we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce leads to a productive, innovative, high performing and engaged workforce.

ASC’s focus on diversity and inclusion

Every day, more than 1,300 people come to work at ASC and every team member has the right to feel valued and respected.

ASC’s diversity and inclusion initiative ‘Together as One’ was designed to create an environment where all employees feel they belong - an environment where employees celebrate their differences and believe that it is these differences that make them stronger.

The Together as One program aims to develop a diverse and powerful workforce where each employee is accepted for their uniqueness, creating a culture of trust without prejudice or assumption. Providing an inclusive, safe and secure environment allows ASC to build and maintain Australia’s best frontline naval capabilities.

ASC has several initiatives that focus on engagement and advocacy for people of all cultures and demographics, which are supported by a Diversity and Inclusion Council comprised of employees.

Acknowledgement of Country

ASC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our operations are based. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to all Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

ASC has always been about relationships – with each other, with our customers and the communities in which we operate. We are committed to developing respectful relationships and creating meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and continue to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses through the procurement of goods and services.

We are proud of the work we have done through our existing partnerships, however there is so much more to do to create real change.

Reconciliation Action Plan

In 2021, we took our initial steps to embed the actions and foundations of our ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). This important journey will further embed a culture of diversity and inclusion across our South Australian and Western Australian operations, and build on the strengths of our diverse workforce to encourage cultural awareness and different ways of thinking. Read our RAP here:

Workplace Gender Equality Report

This report is comprised of a workplace profile and questionnaire which is submitted to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in accordance with the Workplace Gender Equality Act (2012).

The Workplace Gender Equality Report is an important tool for ASC to track our progression and highlight any areas for further development.

You can view the latest report below.

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