Diversity and Inclusion

We become stronger together when we learn from each other

Building a sustainable and inclusive future together

At Cleanaway, our employees come from diverse backgrounds, experience, skills and needs. This gives us a deep appreciation of the competitiveness, flexibility, and resilience that diversity brings. Where it’s a different background or a different way of thinking, we see how our business is stronger with those perspectives being heard.

You can click here to learn about our Respectful Workplace Policy or check out the WGEA questionnaire report, workforce statistics or click on the links below to learn more about our diversity and inclusion efforts. Click here for the WGEA 2021–2022 Compliance Program Submission approval.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement
WGEA Workplace Profile 2022-2023
Cleanaway Gender Pay Gap Report 2023

Building a sustainable and inclusive future together

Building a sustainable and inclusive future together

30% women hired in 2020
27% APAC
40:40 Vision: Achieve 40% females in leadership roles by 2027

Pillars for success

Our Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Plan is built on three pillars which will ensure we continue to grow and nurture a diverse workforce by increasing representation of difference and improving inclusiveness across the business. This includes attracting, retaining and developing key talent within Cleanaway while balancing meritocracy, fairness and equality. The three pillars are underpinned by a commitment from our leadership team to a genuine and pragmatic approach to diversity and inclusion. This will be governed and continuously reviewed by Cleanaway’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.

ENGAGEMENT Stronger Together

Our Stronger Together value speaks to the strength and resilience our business achieves by leveraging the diversity of experience, background, education and perspective from across our workforce. By promoting awareness, increasing education and communicating different stories of diversity within our business and to our stakeholders, we will improve inclusivity and the recognition of our company as an employer of choice.

WORKFORCE PROFILE Demographics & Female Participation

Our diversity and inclusion focus considers our workforce profile from the perspective of our demographics – multi-cultural / ethnic diversity and age as well as our current focus of female participation. The aim is to create a greater awareness and appreciation of our already diverse workplace and demonstrate inclusiveness through recruiting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the make-up of the Australian.


Cleanaway is committed to providing training and development opportunities as well as introducing formal reward and recognition for inclusive behaviours. Cleanaway supports fair and merit based career opportunities for employees to progress within the enterprise. Cleanaway is committed to providing employment opportunities through education and work experience. We will develop practical training programs that engage a broad cross section of people from the community.


The Cleanaway D&I Working Group are volunteering or nominated employees whose roles cover a broad scope of the enterprise. The Working Group is sponsored by the EGM – Human Resources and the General Counsel & Company Secretary. The Group is responsible for implementing our diversity and inclusion vision and policies, for advising on diversity and inclusion needs, and ultimately to progress diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout our business.If you wish to volunteer or nominate an employee for the Working Group, please contact the Head of HR Services.