As a medical diagnostic Company, Sonic Healthcare’s business relies on the services provided to our referrers and patients by our thousands of staff every day. In addition, in seeking to continually improve our services and financial performance, we rely on the input and expertise of our many Directors, managers, pathologists, radiologists, other medical practitioners and staff. It is therefore critical that Sonic’s workforce brings a broad range of experiences, talents and viewpoints to our business. Diversity is valued as it assists the company to meet its objectives, and ensures that our own people at all levels of the Company reflect our customers and the communities we serve.
Sonic Healthcare strives to maintain a healthy, safe and productive environment which is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability. In addition the Company is committed to the continued development and implementation of initiatives to remove barriers that disadvantage any person or group such that everyone is able to compete on equal terms. Within Sonic recruitment, development, promotion and remuneration are based on merit. These principles are an integral part of our corporate culture, and are encapsulated in our Core Values and Diversity Policy.
Sonic Healthcare’s commitment to gender diversity is clearly demonstrated by the approximate equal representation of males and females in senior leadership positions. Our total workforce is predominantly female.
The Remuneration and Nomination Committee of the Sonic Healthcare Board recommends annually measurable objectives for promoting and maintaining gender diversity and measures and reports on progress towards achievement of those objectives. The CEO has discretion with regard to the specific initiatives to be implemented by management to achieve the objectives.