Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion have always been essential elements of what defines us: they’re ingrained in our core values, they help us challenge what’s possible and find a better way.

D&I policy

Diversity and inclusion have always been essential elements of what defines us: they’re ingrained in our core values, they help us challenge what’s possible and find a better way.

We believe diversity contributes to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Diversity helps us attract skilled people and builds a team that mirrors our local communities.

At Ausenco, diversity includes level of education, skills and training, religion, race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age and all other types of diversity.

Our global Fair Treatment Policy ensures our workplace is free from bullying, discrimination, and harassment. We provide a respectful environment with equal access to opportunities for all employees, where individuals can bring their authentic selves to work and contribute openly and honestly.

Diversity & Inclusion Committees

91% of our employees participated in our last global D&I survey. We used that feedback to commit to keep evolving our D&I culture through clear goals and behaviors.

In 2020, we created the Global Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee, with a team representing our different geographies, businesses and experiences who raise D&I issues, work together to develop strategy, propose actions and measure our progress. In 2021, we established regional committees to deepen our support in North America, South America and APAC/Africa.

Our Corporate D&I policy

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups support our Global Diversity & Inclusion initiatives by focusing on inclusion, recruitment and retention, support and allyship for subsets of our employees:


Women@Ausenco supports women in networking and mentoring opportunities to enhance professional success. It amplifies the profile of women at Ausenco to foster diversity and inclusiveness.


Pride@Ausenco is dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ inclusion and celebrating diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every employee, regardless of their individual expression, feels respected, valued, and empowered to thrive both personally and professionally.

Partner organisations

We partner with and sponsor organizations in all our regions who support our D&I journey through education, events, resources and training:




Some of our initiatives

Global parental leave policy

Our global minimum standard for paid parental leave applies to all primary caregivers and provides access to up to 12 weeks of salary top-up, taking into consideration government benefits, where applicable. Secondary caregivers also have access to one week of paid leave.

Annual, global gender pay equity review

We use a global gender pay gap tool to assess any significant gaps and produce a Gender Equity Report with actions to address unsupported disparities. In our 2023 review, we found our salaries were largely even, making 27 corrections among our 3000+ employees, confirming no systemic gender pay gap.

On demand and regular D&I training

  • Unconscious bias training: offered to all employees through our Learning Management System, DECIDE: the neuroscience of breaking bias developed by the NeuroLeadership Institute is an interactive learning program that improves the quality of decisions by helping identify and mitigate unconscious bias.
  • Inclusive leadership training: offered to all managers, INCLUDE: the neuroscience of smarter teams also developed by the NeuroLeadership Institute, helps managers build smarter teams through collaboration and inclusive team interactions.
  • Foundations of LGBTQ+ Inclusion: created by Pride in Diversity and provided to all employees through our Learning Management System, this course is designed to establish a fundamental understanding of LGBTQIA2S+ awareness and inclusion.
  • Indigenous Cultural Awareness: Reconciliation Education and the First Nations University of Canada developed a robust and meaningful program for Ausenco designed to help all Canadian employees better appreciate the benefits of reconciliation based on trust and partnership. And 10% of the proceeds from Reconciliation Education go to First Nations University scholarships.