GeelongPort has signed an agreement with White Ribbon Australia to become accredited under their Workplace Accreditation Program. This 14 month program is a world first
that provides organisations with the tools to be able to respond to incidents of violence, whether it occurs inside or outside of the workplace. White Ribbon Australia is a national organisation working to change attitudes and behaviours that perpetrate men’s violence against women by engaging men and boys to lead social change.
The Workplace Accreditation Program specifically addresses the issue of gender discrimination and domestic violence, and provides organisations with a structured framework to examine current policies, procedures, training and communication, then refine and implement new initiatives where possible. The Program is underpinned by the White Ribbon Campaign which is about recognising the positive role that men play alongside women in preventing violence against women.
GeelongPort is committed to promote respectful relationships and gender equality within the workplace and demonstrate a culture of zero tolerance of violence against women.