White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation
The EPA has received a White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation for taking active steps in the workplace to prevent and respond to violence against women.
The award was announced in March 2017 with EPA Chief Executive Tony Circelli proudly supporting the achievement.
“The accreditation reinforces our commitment to creating a safe place to work. Our staff has dedicated a significant amount of time and effort over the past 18 months to achieve this accreditation,” Mr Circelli said.
“This recognition means that the EPA is better prepared to support staff, and women in particular, on issues of domestic violence,” he said.
White Ribbon Australia is part of a global movement working to end violence against women, promote gender equality and healthy relationships.
In its assessment, White Ribbon Australia highlighted the EPA’s effective leadership, resource allocation, communication, HR policy development and training to create a safer and more respectful workplace.
The accreditation is also part of the state government’s recent commitment to ensure that all South Australian Government departments achieve White Ribbon accreditation.