We want to ensure that the engineering and construction industry is one where each and every person feels valued. At Clough we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that accepts and recognises every person, embraces their strengths and differences, and provides opportunities for all people to achieve their highest potential.
Diversity brings broader knowledge, perspectives, ideas, and experiences to our projects, and that is invaluable to our community, our business, and our clients.
We strive to ensure our workforce reflects the communities in which we work and live, and have built a team of extraordinary talents from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and skills. This diversity is what makes Clough a great place to work.
Our commitments run in parallel with our actions. We are ever-evolving, continually developing new and better ways forward for our people and our business. We are proud of the recognitions we have been awarded and commit fully to upholding and growing on our commitments every single day.
We aim to attract, train and retain people who:
In 2022, Clough was granted its second Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). Clough was one of few organisations in our industry to receive this recognition, and it is one that we are incredibly proud to hold.
Clough received its first WGEA EOCGE citation for the 2019-20 period.
Clough is a proud partner of Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion.
We are an active member of CEOs for Gender Equity and the Champions for Change Coalition, and an approved WORK180 Endorsed Employer for All Women. Clough was recognised for a number of initiatives we offer, including flexible working, 16 weeks paid parental leave to primary carers, access to a variety of learning and development programs, amongst others.
Clough’s second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in April 2022.
Since the beginning of our reconciliation journey, Clough has embedded more than 60 actions and initiatives to achieve its vision for reconciliation, which is to “improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples by providing employment, education, and business opportunities and to create a workplace that understands and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.”
Some of our commitments include: investing in opportunities to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, creating meaningful employment and education opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, growing representation in our supply chain, ensuring policies and processes are free of bias, and striving to be a positive influence in the engineering and construction industry.
The RAP outlines and supports Clough’s vision and contribution to reconciliation both internally in the business, and in the communities in which it operates.
Clough’s operations are backed by the skills and values of veterans from all walks of life across the Army, Navy, Air Force, First Responders, and Cadets. Clough is a proud signatory of the Veterans Employment Commitment.
SUPPORTING OUR PEOPLE IN THE WORKPLACE AND OUTSIDE IT
In 2022 we signed our partnership with Orana House to work on the creation of a Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) support program for Clough employees. Together we have developed a program which includes education and awareness training, emergency support, paid FDV leave, flexible work arrangements, and a range of additional holistic supports when employees require them.
We have trained a number of employee Emergency Care Contacts, who are equipped with the tools and knowledge to provide emergency support and assistance to co-workers in need. We have also launched the Awareness Training component of the Program to our employees, giving them the tools to recognise the signs of FDV, and knowledge about how to respond if someone discloses and where to refer employees for support.
We are committed to ensuring our people have access to tools and resources they need to feel supported both in the workplace and outside of it.