19 January, 2020

Celebrating diversity & inclusion at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards

Celebrating diversity & inclusion at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards

The Drinks Association is proud to introduce three Contribution to Industry awards to the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards.

The Gender Equity Award, Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award will be presented during the ADA ceremony on September 13. 

"Our D&I Council and Women in Drinks have been doing amazing work in the diversity sphere and we felt it was important to reflect the progress being made in that sector to make the drinks industry and even more attractive place to work," said The Drinks Association CEO Georgia Lennon. 

"The successful future and sustainability of our industry is dependent on creating an inclusive and diverse environment that allows us to attract and retain exceptional talent. We want to celebrate companies at the forefront of driving change." 

The awards are to be judged by an independent D&I expert, together with members of The Drinks Association Board. 

The Gender Equity Award celebrates excellence in gender equity initiatives and programs in the workplace.

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award recognises the unique and out of the box initiatives and strategies, that demonstrate a commitment to corporate social responsibility principles.

The Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award recognises organisations that prioritise diversity and recognise the value of an inclusive workplace for individuals and the organisation.

While drinks companies are no longer required to submit entries for awards including Fan Favourite, Most Distinctive Brand and Emerging Brand - with the top 200 brands automatically considered for accolades - entry to the Contribution to Industry Awards will be via submission.

To request submission documents, email The Drinks Association at awards@drinks.asn.au 

Click here to read more about the new awards.

The 2018 Australian Drinks Awards will be held on Thursday, September 13, at The Ivy in Sydney.