City West Water is proudly sponsoring the launch of a new network that supports people with disability, their families, carers and allies across the Victorian water industry.
WaterAble will bring together people in the water industry to raise and address issues that affect people with disability; improve inclusion and access for employees and customers with disability and share good practices across the industry to support employment and career progression.
The new network will launch on Tuesday, 28 July and is open to anyone working in the Victorian water industry.
City West Water Managing Director, Maree Lang said it was important workplaces adopted a culture where everyone felt included and enjoyed a positive sense of belonging.
“Five per cent of our employees identify as being a person with disability. Every day we strive to be an exceptional service provider, and we do not do that alone,” she said.
“By listening and working together with our community, our customers and our people, we can better understand and meet the needs of our diverse community.”
“We can always do more to improve opportunities for people living with disability to equally participate in and interact with our organisation, and we must challenge ourselves to keep applying an accessibility lens to all that we do.”
Ms Lang said City West Water’s involvement in WaterAble forms part of the corporation’s ongoing commitment to improve accessibility to its workplaces, products and services.
To register to attend the free launch event, which will take place online on 28 July from 2pm to 3pm, click here