March 9, 2018

We are driving the changes: Transdev NSW celebrates International Women's Day

International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

This year on International Women’s Day, Transdev NSW recognise and celebrate the achievement of women in our business, affirm the commitment to building diversity and inclusion at our workplace, and reflect on how our own daily operation can create a more welcoming and inclusive public transportation for everyone.

Transdev is focused on diversity and inclusion for our long term success. With the Diversity & Inclusion Council launched in September 2017, the business has seen various changes on policies and procedures and has supported a number of on-going events to drive positive efforts in relation to empowering women at workplace and in the community we serve.

Initiated by the People and Culture department, Transdev’s new Family and Domestic Violence Policy offers greater support to victims including up to 10 days paid leave and flexible work arrangement. Meanwhile, internal campaigns such as Male Champion of Change and Flex at Transdev, in conjunction with external events including White Ribbon Tug O’ War, Share the Dignity and Women in Focus, build awareness of gender equality and promote a diverse and inclusive culture within the organisation.

Transdev has also set the target of achieving a 50:50 gender split of new job appointees by 2021. ‘While targets are important, our actions are far more important. I am pleased with the progress we’ve made in the past 12 months.’ said René Lalande, CEO of Transdev Australasia.

Operating various modes of public transport in Sydney, Australasia and around the world, Transdev acknowledge the obligation to ensure women feel safe on the services we provide. Partnering with the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) and the World Bank, Transdev actively support the global campaign #PT4ME that aims to address the issue of perceived safety and security by women in public transportation.

‘The campaign is a timely reminder,’ said a bus operator at Transdev ‘and a true inspiration for me as a driver, to think about how to make the customers feel welcome, respected and safe when they catch the bus.’

Check out the #PT4ME campaign video here.