Employer information

AGL logo


Company size
Sydney, NSW

Workplace initiatives at AGL

Workplace initiative Status
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador* No
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 20 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 weeks
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Opportunities to purchase leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Breastfeeding rooms
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Coaching programs
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Internal Women's networking groups No**
Employee engagement scores year on year
Employee turnover rate
Paid volunteer days 1 day per annum

About AGL

AGL is committed to helping shape a sustainable energy future for Australia.

We operate the country’s largest electricity generation portfolio, we’re its largest ASX-listed investor in renewable energy, and we have 3.6 million customer accounts.

Proudly Australian, with more than 180 years of experience, we have a responsibility to provide sustainable, secure and affordable energy for our customers.

Our aim is to prosper in a carbon-constrained world and build customer advocacy as our industry transforms. That’s why we have committed to exiting our coal-fired generation by 2050 and why we will continue to develop innovative solutions for our customers.

We’re committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace culture. We recognise that by valuing diversity and inclusion we’ll have a better understanding of, and engagement with, the customers we serve, our employees, and the communities in which we operate.

Male and female staff at the mine.jpg

Key Facts about AGL’s commitment to D&I

We’re committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

AGL's Diversity & Inclusion Council oversees a comprehensive strategy to build inclusion and foster diversity in all its forms across AGL workplaces.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Council oversees a comprehensive strategy to build inclusion and foster diversity in all its forms across our workplaces. The Council is chaired by our CEO and Managing Director, Andy Vesey, and during FY17 comprised 14 other leaders from across our major businesses and geographies, representing different diversity interests.

exec photography.jpg

Our current priorities are:

  • continuing to build AGL's culture of inclusion, embedding diversity and inclusion concepts and principles in our people processes, training and decision making
  • expanding areas of focus to ensure support for other priority needs of our people including support for people impacted by domestic violence, accessibility for people with a disability, and continuing local initiatives for mature age workers and cultural inclusion
  • building greater alignment and engagement of diversity and inclusion strategies to support the changing needs of the customers we serve and the communities in which we operate
  • maintaining our focus on gender equity with an emphasis on removing barriers for women to increase their representation in leadership
  • raising the bar on our work to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusion, continuing with a holistic program that encompasses work with our employees, the community and our customers, and
  • translating flexibility for our different businesses and workplaces, and equipping leaders to confidently manage a flexible workforce.


Parental Leave at AGL

We are an industry leader on parental leave support.

During FY17, we announced that, from 1 July 2017, we are increasing our paid parental leave entitlement from 14 weeks to 20 weeks, providing greater flexibility for our people who are primary carers to take essential time to bond with and care for their new babies.

Kellie Harvey, Head of IT Governance – Hear her story about parental leave, flexibility and her career in leadership at AGL .

Women in Leadership at AGL

Two years ago, we set a target to fill 40 percent of senior leadership roles with women by 2019. Since then, we have changed the company demographic from predominantly male to one that is now more gender balanced and inclusive. We review our progress twice a year and report it in the Corporate Governance Report that accompanies the AGL Annual Report. At the last update, it had reached 34 percent.

To help achieve this goal, we also target a 50 percent appointment rate of women to senior leadership roles. We’ve increased this from 31 to 46 percent female appointees in the last two years.

In 2015, our former Chairman Jeremy Maycock joined the 30 Percent Club and committed to achieving 30 percent representation of women on the AGL Board. It reached 33 percent with the appointment of Diane Smith-Gander last year.

Lynn Liu, Solution Owner- Wholesale and Market Integration. Hear her story about flexibility, safety, innovation and her career in leadership at AGL.

AGL’s stand against family and domestic violence

See our story and hear from our employees.

* Employer has undertaken the requirements to be on the Pay Equity Ambassador list, administered by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

**AGL Equality is our internal diversity group, which is open to all employees.