Clough is proud to announce it has signed a partnership with Orana House to work on the creation of a family and domestic violence (FDV) program for Clough employees.
Orana House will work with Clough on the creation of an education and awareness program and will provide ongoing consultation to Clough as they implement a cohesive FDV strategy to educate their workforce and best support their staff at risk. Orana House will also be delivering quarterly education workshops to ensure line managers, supervisors, and other employees have the knowledge and tools to respond appropriately to team members in need.
Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and Managing Director, said: “Statistically speaking, family and domestic violence could be impacting anyone in our community, but there is no place for it here at Clough. Anyone experiencing abuse or harassment will be listened to without judgement. With Orana House’s expertise, we hope to equip everyone with the tools required to live and work safely without the threat of violence and I look forward to this program being fully implemented to support our employees”
As part of the development of this program and in addition to the education and awareness component, Clough will provide emergency support, paid FDV leave, flexible arrangements, and a range of additional holistic supports when employees require them.
Clough’s contribution will go directly towards funding holistic support services at Orana house SWitCH Centre, including outreach, court support, risk assessment and safety planning, as well as counselling, therapeutic group programs and a dedicated Child Advocate.
Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company established in 1919. Clough delivers sustainable high performing assets for the infrastructure, resources, and energy industries underpinned by a dedication to problem solving and getting the job done safely and efficiently.
Today, Clough manages a global workforce of over 2000 people from operating centres across Australia, Asia Pacific, UK, and North America that strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.
Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focuses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into the resources, industrial, energy, water and specialised infrastructure sectors.