OUR WORK ENVIRONMENT
Reward And Recognition
People are central to the success of CSR. We are committed to providing a safe, rewarding and challenging environment for our employees to help them reach their potential, which in turn facilitates the company in reaching its goals.
We have a number of policies and initiatives aimed at engaging and retaining our employees, ranging from flexible working arrangements through to market competitive salaries and an employee share plan.
Employee Share Plan
Our employee share plan encourages our people to own a stake in the company, aligning employees’ interests with those of shareholders. During YEM08, 2,560 employees took part in the plan, 62.5% of those eligible. Over 54% of CSR employees currently own CSR shares.
CSR offers equal opportunity in employment to all people who meet the requirements of a job. We are committed to providing a work environment that ensures fairness for all employees, respects diversity, encourages trust and openness and is free from discrimination, harassment, vilification, bullying and victimisation.
Employees who discriminate against other CSR people, or harass, bully or victimise them are not wanted in CSR. Offending employees and their managers will be managed in accordance with CSR’s Discipline Policy, which includes the option of dismissal.
Flexible Working Arrangements
CSR recognises that there are a number of situations and times of life where employees would benefit from having a flexible approach to work arrangements. Full time employees at CSR have the ability to:
- Purchase an additional 8 weeks leave
- Work from home (approved on a case by case basis)
- Work part time while taking annual and/or long service leave
- Transfer to part time from full time work
Diversity in the Workplace
CSR’s policy on Fairness, Respect and Diversity of Employment in CSR guides our people on the importance of maintaining a work environment that is inclusive and offers opportunities to all people based on merit. We take our commitment seriously and each year, every CSR employee is encouraged to participate in a Code of Business Conduct Certification process to support good governance of our Fairness, Respect and Diversity policy (among other important policies).
We currently employ a diverse workforce across CSR’s more than 150 sites and are in the process of reviewing our diversity strategy so we can target our investment in diversity initiatives for the benefit of all CSR employees.
As a manufacturing organisation, CSR has a predominately male workforce working across building products manufacturing, sugar milling and refining and sales. Of CSR’s total workforce, 16% are female and 84% are male.
CSR is not satisfied with the low proportion of women employed across its businesses and is making a determined effort to attract and retain more women in the company, particularly in non-traditional roles such as engineering and building product sales. We are also making a concerted effort to foster women in leadership roles. Currently 11% of CSR’s middle to senior management roles are held by women.