Our 100 percent employee-owned business means our people have a vested interest in delivering and caring for clients. Additionally, GHD's operational model that supports a connected global environment focussed on supporting our clients and markets provides for our ongoing growth and success.
To achieve this, we focus on the key elements of a great place to work. That is, we aim to create a high performing workplace by embedding organisational behaviours, developing our leaders and investing in our people for today and tomorrow.
GHD maintains a suite of policies which outline minimum requirements for conducting business and the standards to be upheld by all of our people.
Our values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity reflect the collective behaviours, values, expectations and attitudes of the company. They reflect ‘the way things are done around here’ and determine how we relate to our clients, both internal and external, and our role as a responsible corporate citizen.
At GHD, we want our people to feel comfortable to share all aspects of themselves at work. Our commitment toward diversity in the workplace is driven by a strong conviction that genuine inclusion will deliver greater productivity, creativity, and diversity from deeper pools of talent and through fairer processes for all.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve across five continents. Embracing diversity of thought, background and experience helps us develop imaginative and responsive solutions for our clients that create lasting community benefit.
GHD’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is embodied within our global strategy and includes: championing gender equality, cultural diversity, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, adapting to the needs of generational workers as well as flexible working arrangements for our people. Our regionally specific actions continue to position us as an industry leader.
In 2019 we will be setting up our Global Diversity & Inclusion Council to continue to improve the diversity of our business. We continue to see advances in this area with the diversity of new starters in our business (women made up 34 percent of our graduate intake) and initiatives (such as involvement in Career Trackers) being activated across multiple regions.