White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male-led campaign which recognises the positive role that men play in putting an end to men’s violence against women. It fosters and encourages male leadership in the prevention of violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent.
The campaign works through primary prevention initiatives including awareness raising, education, programs with youth, schools, workplaces, and across the broader community.
Parmalat has been working with White Ribbon since 2015, when the Women in Parmalat chose to support this cause by holding fundraising drives and raising awareness of how Parmalat and its staff could make a real difference.
In November 2017, this commitment was taken a step further to gain White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation. All Parmalat and Lactalis Group companies in Australia are now official White Ribbon Workplaces, the first of any FMCG companies in Australia to be awarded this important accreditation.
With this accreditation, we’ve adapting our organisational culture, practices and procedures so that they actively promote safe workplaces for women and respectful relationships.
Violence against women is a serious, prevalent and preventable issue in Australia. Violence against women – whether it occurs in or beyond the workplace – impacts on the health and safety of employees, their wellbeing and their productivity. It impacts negatively on workplace culture, organisational reputation and bottom-line profit and loss.
You can find out more about White Ribbon and the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program at www.whiteribbon.org.au