The Commission’s White Ribbon workplace accreditation

21 Feb 2023


The Essential Services Commission has successfully gained White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation for a further three years! 

The Commission initially became White Ribbon Australia accredited in 2019, and with reaccreditation required every three years, commenced the reaccreditation process in 2022.

Domestic and family violence is a serious, prevalent and preventable issue in Australia. Whether it occurs in or beyond the workplace, violence impacts the health, safety and wellbeing of all of us.

On 2 February 2023, the Commission was formally certified with White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation for another three years, recognising the Commission’s ongoing contribution and commitment to national cultural change to prevent and respond to violence against women.

The White Ribbon program supports organisations to respond to and prevent violence against all women, whether it occurs inside or outside the workplace, through supporting women experiencing violence, supporting all employees to challenge inappropriate behaviour and strengthen gender equality within the workplace and wider community.

As an accredited White Ribbon workplace, the Commission was required to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to help stop violence against women, by meeting 15 criterion under three standards to achieve re-accreditation for another three years. 

To gain reaccreditation, the Commission demonstrated effective leadership, resource allocation, communication, HR policy development and training to support employees. The Commission promotes respectful relationships and gender equality and demonstrates a culture of zero tolerance of violence against women. 

The Commission will maintain accreditation for another three years, and will actively continue to provide an ongoing and sustainable commitment to the prevention of violence against women.

If you would like to learn more about White Ribbon Australia’s campaign to end violence against women visit White Ribbon's website.

White Ribbon workplace accreditation certificate