The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has today become an official signatory to the Equal by 30 campaign, confirming its commitment to strive for equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.
The Commission will take steps to promote gender equality by further integrating equality principles, policies and practices into the organisation, to encourage the participation of women in the sector and close the gender gap. This commitment aligns with AEMC values.
Today’s announcement is a coordinated approach across the three market bodies, with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) also becoming signatories of the important campaign.
AEMC Chair and Equality Initiative Ambassador Anna Collyer said the coordinated approach across the three market bodies sends a strong message and shows a united front.
“Women continue to comprise less than 40 per cent of the workforce in clean energy and closer to 20 per cent across the whole sector, making energy the third most male-dominated industry in Australia after mining and construction,” Ms Collyer said.
“This year I had the honour of becoming an Equality Initiative Ambassador, and today I am incredibly proud to announce the AEMC has become an official signatory to the Equal by 30 campaign, to help tackle this issue.
“In a race to reach net zero, and with the scale of the build ahead of us, equal representation is incredibly important, to achieve innovation, diverse thinking, and collaboration, to reach our common goal.”
As a signatory to the Equal by 30 campaign;
- we aim to lead by example, integrating equality principles into our organisation and policies, and will step up our efforts to promote gender diversity activities, in areas of recruitment and career advancement, in particular
- we pledge to highlight and support women, and close the gender gap, by promoting actions in our business
- we will provide leadership, and share our experiences and lessons learned on gender diversity programming and initiatives
- we recognise the importance of reporting on progress and will support efforts to improve the collection of gender-disaggregated data so that we can report on our progress in a transparent, open manner.
For more information on the Equal by 30 campaign please visit https://www.equalby30.org/.
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