ASC believes that a diverse and inclusive workforce leads to a productive, innovative, high performing and engaged workforce.
Every day, more than 1,300 people come to work at ASC and every team member has the right to feel valued and respected. This focus on diversity and inclusion has led to the development of initiatives and programs that nurture a culture of respect and belonging.
Providing an inclusive, safe and secure environment allows ASC to build and maintain Australia’s front line naval capabilities.
ASC has several initiatives that focus on engagement and advocacy for people of all cultures and demographics. They are supported by a Diversity and Inclusion Council comprised of employees.
These include the ‘Together as One’ program, which has been designed to create an environment where all employees feel they belong and celebrate their differences, together with networking events.
ASC’s focus on diversity and inclusion is reflected in its corporate value of Respect.
Together as One
ASC’s diversity and inclusion initiative ‘Together as One’ was designed to create 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.
Respecting Indigenous culture
ASC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which its operations are based. These are the Kaurna people at its Osborne, South Australia site, and the Whadjuk people at its Henderson, Western Australia site.
ASC pays its respects to their Elders past and present, and extends this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.
ASC focuses on relationships – with each other, with its customers and with the communities in which it operates. ASC is committed to developing respectful relationships and creating meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and will continue to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses through the procurement of goods and services.
In 2021, ASC implemented its first ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and commenced embedding its actions across the organisation. This important journey is cementing a culture of diversity and inclusion across ASC’s operations, and building on the strengths of ASC’s diverse workforce to encourage cultural awareness and different ways of thinking.