Q4 2019: Increasing diversity
To support our action to increase woman truck drivers in our team a series of videos featuring our Waste Management women drivers has been developed and shared across our social media channels. We also have a new partnership underway with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology which encourages women drivers to do work experience with Waste Management. This partnership has already resulted in one permanent appointment and we are looking forward to additional team members joining us over the coming months.
Q3 2019: Increasing diversity
A range of initiatives have been running this year to benefit our Waste Management team. We hold monthly health and safety “Toolbox” talks across the country focusing on topics such as injury prevention (attended by physiotherapists), nutrition and mental health.
Waste Management has also encouraged health and wellbeing through supporting staff to attend the Auckland Round the Bays, Mt Maunganui challenge, Whangarei fun run and the Wellington fun run.
Q2 2019: Increasing diversity
We are looking to attract more women to the traditionally male-dominated industry of truck driving and have been actively involved with Women in Road Transport to support this.
Shiree Boereboom is a great example of a woman who has made driving a successful career and recently featured in the Women in Road Transport newsletter and Facebook page. Shiree has been with Waste Management for 11 years, collecting organics, rubbish and recycling waste streams, driving Iveco and Hino trucks, and adapting to the many changes in lifting equipment and advancements in technology. She is currently a valued member of the Christchurch City Council Kerbside Collections Team.
Q1 2019: Implement wellbeing initiatives to address specific identified issues
Waste Management’s Human Resources team has partnered with Vitality Works to identify a range of well-being initiatives and include them in our company-wide monthly toolbox talks. These talks have included topics such as how to reduce the risk of diabetes and the benefits of regular exercise.