The Drinks Association is thrilled to welcome Coles Liquor as the sponsor of its inaugural Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards.
The Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award celebrates organisations that prioritise diversity and recognise the value of an inclusive workplace for individuals and their organisations.
Diversity & Inclusion at Drinks Council Chair Denis Brown notes: "Judges will be looking for an organisation that involves its employees at all levels in creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. The organisation should also demonstrate a proactive approach in the fair and equitable treatment of all employees and show evidence of how it is taking action to eliminate discriminatory attitudes and behaviours i.e. training, education, policies/ procedures for recruitment etc."
Coles Liquor sponsored the Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award after seeing firsthand how diversity of thought and experience has grown its own business.
"D&I is such an important pillar for any business or industry looking to remain future fit," said Cathi Scarce, Acting Director, Coles Liquor. "Attracting the best possible people to the industry means recognising that broadening your diversity range opens you up to a whole new world of potential talent.
"It's just a plain fact that any business that wants to thrive must be future fit - a diverse and inclusive workplace will give you the best possible chance of keeping the industry growing."
Scarce said she is looking forward to celebrating with the drinks industry and the winners at the Australian Drinks Awards ceremony on September 13, at The Ivy in Sydney.
"I am so excited to be celebrating with the Drinks Industry and all the award winners at the awards on September 13," Scarce concluded. "This is a time when the industry shines the light on its best and brightest and the inclusion of the new awards only adds even more to what is a fabulous and exciting event."