We celebrate and embrace diversity across our business - diversity in background, age, gender, skills, experience and thought.

We believe in the value that diversity brings to our business. Every day we work across diverse communities in Australia and New Zealand. It’s important that our workforce reflects this diversity to ensure that we understand the communities in which we operate and reflects our commitment to all our stakeholders. Diversity within our teams also ensures that we bring to the table new ideas and perspectives, harnessing the know-how of our people to get the job done. We are an equal opportunity employer and have a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, violence, discrimination and harassment. 

Ventia’s Sustainability Council supports our commitment to improving diversity and inclusion throughout our operations.  Through the work of the Council, we’re committed to progressing workplace gender equality across our business and providing our employees with access to the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of gender.   
The Council and our independent Indigenous Advisory Board (IAB) also progress our commitment to improving access to employment opportunities for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and Māori peoples in the locations we operate, and participating in reconciliation within our communities. 

Reconciliation Action Plan

In 2009, Broadspectrum was the first services business in Australia to launch a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). In late 2019, Ventia launched its first RAP which outlined our commitment to increasing our cultural and historical awareness and building our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations. In 2023, Reconciliation Australia endorsed our latest RAP, highlighting our ongoing commitment to Indigenous Participation and reconciliation. 

Through our RAP we aim to create and support equitable outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We are doing this by building strong relationships, respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in all of our activities, and creating meaningful opportunities. Our actions are guided by the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to preserve and protect cultures and customs.

Veterans and Defence Families

We’re committed to the ongoing employment and support of Defence personnel both past and present, and their families through our Veteran and Defence Family Member Program.

Our goal is to be the Defence industry employer of choice for Veterans, Reservists and their family members through the creation of a safe, supportive and flexible working environment for all.

Rainbow Tick Accreditation

In December 2022, our New Zealand business was accredited with the Rainbow Tick.

The Rainbow Tick is a certification mark for organisations that complete a Diversity & Inclusion assessment process. The certification process tests whether a workplace understands and welcomes sexual and gender diversity.


WGEA gender pay gap

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) gender pay gap is an important measure and annual publication driven by the Australian Government.

In March 2023, Ventia submitted data to WGEA to contribute to the Australian Government pay gap reporting.

Women currently represent 32.7% of our Australian workforce. Our women bring decades of experience, spanning corporate environments and frontline roles, and across a multitude of backgrounds and disciplines.

We remain focused on increasing the number of women across all levels of our business, and we have committed to achieving 40% of women in leadership roles by 2030, as part of our HESTA 40:40 commitment.

Ventia is proud to be a WORK180 Australian endorsed employer.

WORK180 endorses organisations that demonstrate a real commitment to advancing women’s careers.

The WORK180 mission is: To give every woman the power of informed choice when making career decisions.

The WORK180 endorsement badge is a globally recognised sign for Ventia's gender commitments in the workplace.

Career Seekers

CareerSeekers is a non-profit organisation that supports humanitarian arrivals to overcome the barriers faced when seeking to establish and recommence their careers in Australia. 

Ventia has been proud to partner with CareerSeekers since 2019, helping to enrich our talent and supporting our goal to reflect the diversity of our communities. 

Learn more about our partnership