Equity and Diversity

Company Ethos

Electro Optic Systems is an ethically based organisation. Its ethos is built around dedicated, talented and diverse people with a common goal of providing high quality reliable products and services both to its internal and external customers. The company is managed according to the following principles:

  • Leadership: All managers are leaders - they lead by example and encourage two way communications with their employees.
  • Relationships:  All employees are members of teams within the organisation, they trust each others contribution and respect each others personal accountability.
  • Innovation:  To maintain a business edge, the company continually innovates.
  • Appropriate Reward and Recognition:  Individuals and teams achieve success, and the participants are appropriately recognised and rewarded.

All employees are expected to conduct their daily work with a high level of honesty, integrity, consistency and fairness.

This policy is publicly available on the Company Intranet site.

Our Commitment

It is Electro Optic Systems' policy that all employees have available to them:

  • equal and fair opportunities in recruitment, remuneration, terms and conditions, professional development, promotions, transfers and termination of employment
  • a safe working environment.

Electro Optic Systems will ensure that no person or group of people will be treated less favourably than another on diversity grounds, and that all decisions will be based on merit. Employees are to be treated according to their skills, qualifications, competencies and potential.

Electro Optic Systems recognises that within each country of operation, laws exist which govern workplace equality and diversity and is committed to complying with them. Some of these laws preclude collection of data related to employee age and cultural heritage, subsequently, the Company will not use these measures.

The Company's recruitment policy is driven by seeking out and retaining the finest candidate for all positions. Professional recruitment agencies, together with employment web based advertising are used to identify and assess candidates using this policy framework to ensure equality and diversity. Electro Optic Systems recognises that personal security requirements (as determined by respective Governments) may make citizens of some countries ineligible for employment with the Company.

Diversity

Being an international organisation diversity management benefits individuals, teams, our company as a whole and our customers. Our workforce is comprised of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Electro Optic Systems is an inclusive organisation; we champion respect, acceptance and appreciation for all employees. Diversity is integral to our culture and how we conduct our business. It is evident in who we are and the clients which we service. Individual and group minority differences are encouraged at all levels. We recognise that the innovative and effective management of a diverse workforce will directly impact our competitive advantage and business success.

Electro Optic Systems strives to ensure gender and cultural equality and diversity amongst the workforce. We encourage participation through flexible workplace arrangements to allow employee work/life balance, and provide flexibility in work hours and employment cycles to cater for families.

Equality

Through the recognition of diversity we aim to ensure equality in the workplace so that it is free from all forms of discrimination, hostility, harassment and bullying. Electro Optic Systems maintains a policy of gender remuneration parity.

EOS is diverse along many dimensions. Our diversity and therefore equality encompasses differences in ethnicity, gender, language, age, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, thinking styles, experience and education. We believe the wide array of perspectives that results from such diversity promotes innovation and business success. Managing diversity makes us more creative, flexible, productive and competitive.

Throughout the employment relationship Electro Optic Systems offers education assistance for personal and corporate development.

Guidelines and processes are in place in each country to assist in managing complaints so that all employees may feel confident their concerns are dealt with in a confidential, professional and objective manner.

When an employee reports harassment the company will undertake a prompt investigation appropriate to the circumstances. An individual who reports an incidence that the employee, in good faith, believes to be violations of this policy, or who is involved in the investigation of harassment, will not be subject to reprisal or retaliation. EOS listens to its staff. Given that such a policy is a living document EOS addresses improvements to its policy by taking time to listen to its staff to develop better outcomes.

Measurable Objectives

The Electro Optic Systems Board has established objectives to measure compliance with and achievement of equality and diversity. These objectives are reviewed and reported annually. The objectives are:

  • Improve the participation of women in the workforce by measuring the percentage of female employees and the percentage of those females in management positions.
  • Reduce the number of workplace harassment complaints by measuring annual occurrences and reducing these to zero.
  • Improve retention of staff by measuring the percentage of employees who access flexible workplace arrangements including flexible hours and alternative work cycles.
  • Encourage retention of staff by measuring the number of staff who access company education and study assistance to enhance personal and corporate development opportunities.