Best Places to Work Winners

Introducing the AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list and special award winners!

Winning Year(s):

Awards and Accolades:

  • Best Place to Work - Agriculture, Mining & Utilities

Australian women retire with significantly less superannuation than men because they take career breaks and work part-time to care for children more frequently. Even when paid parental leave is offered, men historically have a low uptake of the benefit. To combat this, Viva Energy is the first company in Australia to introduce full-time 12% superannuation payment for all employees on parental leave and during part-time work periods, for up to five years from the child’s birth. This initiative makes taking a career break or working part-time while caring for children, more attractive to both men and women. Viva Energy has contributed over $1 million of additional superannuation to 83 eligible employees (62 of whom were female) since September 2017.

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