Inclusion and diversity

By building a culture that helps us all thrive, a better future comes to life.

Woodside is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Compass values.

Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce.

We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, level of career commitment and education.

Inclusion at Woodside centres on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

We offer supportive pathways for all employees to grow and develop leadership skills.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those seeking a more flexible working environment, including part-time opportunities. 


Indigenous employees in 2020
32.1 %
Company-wide female representation in 2020
22.6 %
Female participation in leadership roles

Our Approach

Woodside recognises that a talented and diverse workforce is a key competitive advantage.

We strive to create a workplace culture where people feel included, respected and valued for their unique perspective and attributes

Diversity and inclusion

Our Strategy

We focus on establishing fair and equitable people management policies and procedures.

We have programs to attract and support diverse talent.


Our Progress

We are proud of the progress we have made and we are committed to continuing to do more.

The number of female employees has grown year-on- year and currently sits at over 32.1% and Indigenous people represent 3.9% of our employee workforce*. In 2019, we achieved silver status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Our most important achievement isn’t in the data, it is about how our people feel when they come to work.

*As set out in our 2020 Sustainable Development Report.




Tracking our gender equality progress

Each year we report on our gender equality progress and lodge an annual public report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).