Embracing a diverse and inclusive culture

True to our Guiding Principles, we are humble and act with moral and intellectual integrity, keep our word, treat everyone with respect, support our colleagues, and embrace diversity.

On our journey to becoming one of the best consultancies in the world, we are equipping our leaders in all regions and cultures with strategic understanding and management skills to celebrate and maximise the diversity we have in our workforce.
Robert Ouellette Chief Corporate Services Officer

Our Approach

We are a diverse people business, proud to be working for a wide variety of clients. We are committed to building an inclusive culture that respects and maximises the contribution of all our employees.


Our intent is to:

  • Ensure fair and equal treatment of employees
  • Embed a culture of diversity and inclusion globally
  • Provide employees with the best opportunities to fulfill their potential
  • Respect and protect human rights of employees and contractors


A Global Diversity and Inclusion Policy governs our approach, and Regional Diversity Committees have been established in the majority of our principal operating regions.


Gender Balance

Our focus on achieving an increased gender balance in our workforce is shared by many of our clients who also seek equal opportunities for women and men. Here are some comments about gender balance from our President & CEO, ANZ, Guy Templeton.


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Read more in our 2017 Sustainability Report.


Current Programs

Parental leave entitlements for Australia and New Zealand:

  • Flexible working options
  • Membership at the Diversity Council of Australia
  • Involvement in gender diversity advocacy programs with industry associations such as Consult Australia, Engineers Australia, Engineers New Zealand, Property Council of Australia, Property Council of New Zealand and The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • WSP Women in Engineering' scholarships at the University of Queensland ($8,000) and University of New South Wales ($10,000)
  • Support and encouragement to participate in leading industry award programs such as the NAWIC Awards 


Our current review of salaries to bridge the remaining gap between men and women, and our commitment to ensure that new employees are paid equally, regardless of gender.



Following on from the success of #EngineeredHERWay in 2017, #EngineeredOURWay continues to elevate the gender balance discussion. In 2018 and 2019, the weekly campaign demonstrates the changes taking place towards equality at WSP at the leadership level, and showcases positive examples of women who are forging their own pathways in their fields of expertise.


 Meet our extraordinary people:



Launched in 2017, this landmark campaign led the way for us to showcase our extraordinary females and demonstrate how they are making an impact in the communities in which they work, live and play. #EngineeredHERWay was also a finalist at the 2017 Australian HR Awards for Recruitment Campaign of the Year. Here are two examples of the profiles we showcased: