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Creating a workplace where talent can thrive

Operating as a responsible, sustainable business is important to Scentre Group, the owner and operator of 42 Westfield destinations in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 3,000 team members, talent is one of our four pillars of responsible, sustainable business which also include community, environmental impact and economic performance.

We know our success comes from our people which is why we want to be the place for talent to thrive.

We want our team to reflect our communities, so diversity, equity and inclusion underpin our team culture.

For us, diversity means recognising and valuing the contribution of people with different backgrounds, different perspectives and experiences.

Equity means we support each of our people to recognise their individual circumstances and help them overcome any personal challenges or barriers so they can realise their unique potential.

Inclusion means we ensure that all our peoples’ differences are welcome and respected.

We have working groups that focus on making our workplace more inclusive and supportive. The groups include:

  • All abilities
  • Domestic & family violence
  • Gender equity
  • LGBTI+
  • Mental health & wellbeing
  • Multicultural capabilities
  • Reconciliation Action Plan.

Through our Gender Equity working group we have improved our team’s gender balance. In 2022, 46% of all levels of management were female and 60% of our promotions were women.

In 2022, we introduced an additional five days of paid “Life Leave” – in addition to annual leave – to support our people improve their work and life balance.

We already support our people in other ways including financial and non-financial assistance for employees who experience domestic & family violence, 18 weeks gender neutral parental leave and flexible working arrangements.

We also want our Westfield destinations to be equitable, inclusive and welcoming places for our community. In 2022 we launched the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme in all our centres.

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is a globally recognised symbol for non-visible disabilities, also known as hidden disabilities or invisible disabilities. We have free sunflower lanyards available to customers in centre to wear as a subtle way of letting our centre teams and other people know that they may require additional support, understanding or simply more time when visiting our centres. For more information, visit the Centre Services section on your Westfield centre website.

Find out more about our approach as a Responsible Business in our 2022 Responsible Business Report or read about our sustainability initiatives.