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.
As the New Zealand operation of WSP, we’re part of a network of 48,000 people across 550 offices in 44 countries. As such diversity is a core part of what makes us successful as a global organisation.
At WSP, we believe that the right balance of diversity and inclusion drives better business performance that is sustained over time, and enables high performance through greater creativity, thought-leadership, and smart decision making. The result is better outcomes for our clients and the WSP team.
We have a proactive focus on eliminating any perceived or real barriers in terms of the traditional areas of diversity i.e. the “visible” differences between people (gender, race, ethnicity, age etc).
However, we also take a broader view of diversity that embraces diversity of thought – where different perspectives and capabilities are the point of difference for us, providing the variety of perspectives necessary to deal with complex problems and enabling us to create innovative solutions.
In June 2018 the WSP Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan was introduced to the business, outlining three immediate areas of focus:
- Awareness Days
- Partnerships with external organisations
- Parental leave policy
- Removal of Gender pay gap
- Diversity balance
- Māori and Pasifika
- Māori business stratgy
- Global programme
- Rainbow Tick
The action plan ensures WSP has a clear view of how to move forward, what success looks like and that we hold ourselves to account through established actions, outcomes and dashboard measures.