White Ribbon accreditation

White Ribbon accreditation

Office for Women Womens Safety
Thursday, 01 March 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Today, PM&C joins 164 other workplaces across the country in being accredited as a White Ribbon Workplace. The accreditation recognises organisations taking an active role in preventing violence against women—organisations like the Australian Army, Curtin University and Virgin Australia.

Secretary Dr Martin Parkinson said the White Ribbon Accreditation is a huge moment for PM&C.

‘Supporting the elimination of violence is our business. I’m proud that at PM&C we are taking this issue so seriously. As an organisation, we’ve shown that PM&C is a workplace with zero tolerance for violence against women’.

‘In fact, we have zero tolerance for violence in any relationship. We’ve shown that we are focused on fostering respectful relationships, and achieving gender equality,’ Dr Parkinson said.

Receiving accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace comes with great responsibility, and the work does not stop here.

We will continue working together, alongside the broader community, to stand up, speak out and act to prevent domestic and family violence in all its forms.

The internationally recognised White Ribbon Australia Program has reached over 600,000 employees nationally.

White Ribbon Workplaces undertake a whole of organisation commitment to meet 15 criteria under three standards to create a safer and more respectful workplace.

More information on White Ribbon Workplaces is available at White Ribbon Australia’s Workplace Accreditation Program.

White Ribbon Australia announced a further 20 workplaces from across Australia have achieved White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation following 18 months of comprehensive development and training to create a safer and more respectful workplace. White Ribbon Australia issued a media release to announce PM&C’s and Rio Tinto’s accreditation.