At Metcash, we place great importance on our Diversity Policy, recognising the benefits to be gained from a workforce that brings together a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences.

Encouraging diversity within the Metcash Group will contribute to achieving our overall objectives by driving business results, encouraging greater innovation, enhancing our reputation and attracting, recruiting, engaging and retaining a diverse team of high quality people.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy focuses on seven key areas:

  • Continue to enhance Metcash’s inclusive culture by nurturing leadership and governance practices
  • Celebrate cultural diversity
  • Improve the proportion of women employed across all levels of the workforce
  • Effectively manage workplace flexibility
  • Support mature workers’ transition to retirement
  • Establish Indigenous internships and
  • Increase the representation of employees with a disability

AHRI Diversity Champions

As a result of our diversity training initiatives which promote awareness, Metcash were excited to be nominated as finalists in the AHRI Diversity Awards in 2013. This honour acknowledges the hard work that has so far been achieved in this important area at Metcash and we continue to strive to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Indigenous Internships

Metcash is proud to be partnered with Career Trackers, a national non-profit organisation that works with Indigenous university students to create career pathways through structured internship programs. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and will continue partnering with Career Trackers to support their incredible work

Gender Diversity

At Metcash we are actively seeking to employ and promote women into leadership roles in our workplace. We believe gender diversity creates a more inclusive and equal work environment. We actively participate in Business Chicks events across Australia and support women in leadership roles to progress their careers.

Disability Employment

We partner with Job Support who place and train people with a significant intellectual disability into Metcash. We value highly the contribution our employees from Job Support make to our business, some of whom have been with us for over 10 years.