Parents At Work has partnered with UNICEF Australia to improve work life wellbeing, inclusion and equity outcomes for families by introducing a set of certifiable National Work + Family Standards for employers.
Leading Companies Supporting Family Friendly Workplaces
Businesses setting the standard across the globe
Chair of UNICEF Australia
“As Chair of UNICEF Australia, I am delighted to offer my support for the Family Friendly Workplaces initiative. As a business leader, I have always been driven to progress equality, and have consistently championed the importance of work/life balance and staff wellbeing in the organisations I have led.
More than ever, flexibility and family inclusive workplaces are vital for working parents, to ensure children’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing is met.
The flow on effects of this initiative are significant – we know that family friendly workplace practices benefit children, but they also promote inclusion and gender equity, increased workforce participation for women and caring opportunities for men. The productivity gains are not just for individual businesses, but for the wider economy.
We all benefit when children are supported to thrive, and given every opportunity to achieve their potential.”
Our patron, the honourable Ann Sherry AO has written a letter of endorsement for the Family Friendly Workplace standards, encouraging the business leaders of Australia to step up and make a call to improve their employees and their business’s wellbeing. You can view Ann’s letter via the button below.
Family Friendly policies: “positively impact workers’ abilities to reconcile work and family responsibilities – as well as advance the well-being and development of their children.”
Family Friendly Workplaces provide a certification program to embed these policies into businesses, and provide training and tools for employers, managers and employees for ongoing implementation, measurement and management.