Inclusion & Diversity

We create strength through our people.

At BlueScope Distribution, our aim is to create experiences and engagement that leads us to be an Employer of Choice. We want to attract, inspire and retain a diverse workforce that leverages our collective strengths and promotes belonging.

As a business, we always want to improve in every aspect and our inclusion and diversity journey is no different. We are still on our journey and have a way to go, but everyone is committed and dedicated to ensuring our employees represent the communities in which we operate.

First nations framework

At BlueScope we are committed to strengthening our communities for the future and addressing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. We believe that a community of employees rich in diversity is a strong and successful one. We will support sustainable employment and opportunities to strengthen the capability and career opportunities of First Nations peoples as we strive to reflect the communities in which we operate. We are continually seeking to increase First Nations representation across BlueScope Distribution, this extends to engaging with First Nations Businesses via our Supply Nations Members, engaging our employees in continuous cultural learnings, and driving local initiatives to create positive change.

Gender Diversity

At BlueScope Distribution, we are focussed on creating a gender diverse environment which is a key strategic goal of our leadership team. We remain committed to supporting our business leaders on our journey to recruit, retain, and develop our employees.

We attract and inspire a diverse workforce that leverages our people and our business’s capability to transform, grow, and deliver for future success.

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In BlueScope Distribution, we review our gender representation targets each year to help keep us on track and reinforce what we are striving for. For FY24 our targets are:

  • 36% representation of females in all roles
  • 18% representation of females in operational roles

In order to help us achieve these targets we have a goal to achieve 50/50 gender representation during our recruitment and selection processes. This ensures we have an equitable pool representing the best talent for our leaders to select from.

Our leaders across BlueScope Distribution are committed to these targets and are continuously driving initiatives to help us get there sooner. Without the dedication and commitment of our leader’s, our inclusion and diversity strategy would not be achievable.

Generational and tenure

At BlueScope Distribution we have a mix of long serving and newer employees. Around 53% of our employees have been with BlueScope Distribution for 5 years or less, while 47% of our employees have been with BlueScope Distribution for more than 5 years. We are constantly striving to improve our representation in different generations.

The breakdown is below:

Employee tenure (years)

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Generational data

age headcount