At Woolworths Group, we value diversity and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities we serve.
Celebrating diversity in all its forms is part of creating a vibrant and inclusive place to work; where everyone can bring their whole selves to work and our LGBTQ+ community are supported and respected. In 2020, Woolworths Group was proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index, for the third year in a row, for our continued commitment to creating an inclusive culture.
As a diverse team, we can create better experiences together, each and every day.
Our Proud network exists to create a supportive environment across Woolworths Group for our team who identify as LGBTQ+ or who are supporting allies of the community. Proud is made up of over 2,500 individuals and growing, who believe in diversity, acceptance and equality in the workplace.
Recognised across Woolworths Group, ‘Wear it Purple Day’ is a day where our stores can celebrate diversity. Wear it Purple Day is about letting our LGBTQ+ peers know that they are supported and respected. With a focus on LGBTQ+ youth, Wear it Purple Day has a simple message – everyone has the right to be proud of who they are. Find out more at wearitpurple.org
Another way we aim to create an inclusive environment in the workplace is by providing support and guidance in relation to gender transition. This means we provide tailored support for the transitioning team member and their managers and team members. Team members can access further information about Woolworths Group's support services through our internal WOW People Portal.
We’re committed to maintaining a workplace that safeguards the health and wellbeing of our people, customers and visitors.