Local diversity and inclusion champion wins global award

Jennifer McSweeney receives prestigious “You can make a difference” HSE Award in Holcim’s virtual awards presentation for outstanding achievement worldwide.

Holcim Australia’s Quality Systems Manager Jennifer McSweeney was selected from hundreds of nominations from across Holcim’s operations globally. She was recognised for her outstanding contribution to advancing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives within Holcim Australia and New Zealand.

Jen has played a vital role in fostering a more equitable and inclusive workplace, both within Holcim and beyond. Over the past year, she has been instrumental in supporting the implementation of various D&I programs and partnerships, including establishing collaborations with RizeUp (supporting families affected by domestic violence), Diversity Australia, and Diversity Council of Australia. She has also provided valuable assistance in launching the Superannuation education program, which focuses on women in the workforce, as well as the Unconscious Bias program.

Holcim Australia’s Quality Systems Manager Jennifer McSweeney - winner of Holcim's prestigious “You can make a difference” HSE Award in a global recognition of outstanding employee contributions.

Earlier this year, Jen was awarded the Holcim Australia and New Zealand Annual Award for Diversity and Inclusion, and was featured as part of the International Women’s Day celebration.

“I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Jen for this well-deserved recognition. We are fortunate to have someone of Jen's passion and dedication in our business, tirelessly working towards achieving true Diversity and Inclusion.”

Helen Jones| Executive General Manager for People and Culture

Helen Jones, Executive General Manager for People and Culture, highlighted the significance of fostering diversity and inclusion within the company. “Enabling greater diversity and inclusion in Holcim helps us create a culture where our people can speak up about risks, wellbeing, and health and safety issues. For Holcim, this is important in creating an environment where people can reach their potential,” she said.

In her spare time, Jen is active in her local community through volunteering at the Kensington Clothing Repair Hub in Melbourne, a community program aimed at reducing landfill waste.

On International Women’s Day 2023, we’re taking a moment to reflect on this important observance and this year’s theme of  #EmbraceEquity. Within Holcim, embracing equity really speaks to the heart of our diversity and inclusion ambitions.

Building materials supplier Holcim Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) has announced a new sponsorship of RizeUp. CEO George Agriogiannis confirmed the partnership is an important element of the organisations’ efforts to support local communities in which it operates.