Employer information

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Australia New Zealand

Food & Beverages
Company size
Sydney, NSW

Workplace initiatives at LION

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave In progress
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year 86% F17 87% F16
Employee turnover rate
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador*
Internal Women's networking groups
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 12 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 10 days
Paid volunteer days 2 days / year
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership 50:50 by 2026

About LION

Lion at a glance

With close to 7,000 people across 34 sites, people come to Lion with very different backgrounds and experiences and it’s important to us that everyone has the opportunity to be the best they can be, really make a difference and have a great time doing it.

Recently we were one of only 6 FMCGs to have received the 2017 Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation.  Our commitment to gender equality and building an inclusive, diverse and fair place to work has led to our goal of 50:50 gender mix by 2026 across the company.

At Lion, we believe in equality because it is the right thing to do. It is why we have closed the gender pay gap, mainstreamed flexible work, introduced Unconscious Bias training, publicly supported Marriage Equality in Australia and are Pay Equity Ambassadors.

Inclusion & Diversity

Our Inclusion & Diversity strategy focuses on:  Inclusive culture; Gender Equity; Cultural Diversity & Age diversity.

We’ve created a place where you can really be yourself. For us it’s not only about the visible differences such as gender, age and cultural background; our people bring with them different experiences, skills and perspectives. It’s that diversity of thought that challenges our thinking, sparks breakthrough ideas and new ways of working.

Gender Equality

We are about the right people for the right roles and ensuring women that are a part of the Lion team have the encouragement and support to be their best. We have a great range of initiatives in place like our Women at Lion and Women in Drinks mentoring programs, along with policies such as LionFlex and Families at Lion recently introducing domestic violence support. We are committed to being accountable for gender equality and pay equity and that is why we report to our people and communities about our progress.

Flexibility and Wellbeing

We’re proud of our diverse workforce, acknowledging our people for the unique individuals they are. When it comes to flexibility, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all. Our flexible working program, LionFlex enables us to work in ways that support our lifestyle to help us balance our career with the other important things in life. With four different types of flexibility, we’re confident we can work together in a way that suits you.