During the holiday period, HVAC&R News is featuring the winners of the AIRAH Awards 2022.
The AIRAH Awards category for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion is open to all individuals and organisations who are actively engaged in the HVAC&R industry, recognising initiatives carried out during 2020/2021.
This award recognises and celebrates individuals and organisations that have shown leadership in their efforts, initiatives, policies, programs and practices to embrace and foster truly inclusive levels of representation within their ranks. Nominees in this category might be acknowledged for efforts such as community service, professional development, hiring practices and programming activities that enhance opportunities for people of diverse cultures, background and experiences.
This year’s winner was Cundall, recognised for its implementation of a comprehensive global diversity and inclusion strategy that is interwoven with its corporate sustainability, health and wellbeing, and ESG strategies. Cundall Australia has proactively engaged in applying these principles, practices and initiatives locally across areas of business operations including human resources, workplace practices, health and safety, staff onboarding, training and business development.
The organisation has a variety of formal and informal processes to measure progress against indicators including cultural diversity, proportion of women within the business, proportion of women in senior positions, and proportion of women promoted annually.
Other finalists in the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion category included:
- ESBS – Lasath Lecamwasam, F.AIRAH
More information on the AIRAH Awards is available here.