Iress is committed to enabling an organisational culture and workplace that fosters equality, diversity, and inclusion across all levels of our business. We aim to provide a workplace where every individual has equal opportunity to contribute and is valued for that contribution.

Modern slavery

Iress’ zero tolerance for modern slavery is communicated to all suppliers, contractors, and business partners at the outset of those business relationships, and reinforced thereafter. Iress has a Supplier Code of Conduct which requires suppliers to ensure they comply with the terms of the Acts. Iress is required to report on compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK)—the UK Modern Slavery Act, and the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth)—the Australian Modern Slavery Act. 2020 Modern Slavery statement.

Diversity & inclusion

Our people are our greatest asset, and at Iress, we recognise and respect that each person is unique. We acknowledge that diversity makes Iress stronger—our global commitment is simple: we want to create and maintain a workplace where our people can achieve their best regardless of individual differences, gender, physical attributes, family status, sexual orientation, age, race, origin, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or ideology.

Iress Connected

IIress Connected is a group that brings together employees across disciplines, teams, and demographics to discuss and explore concepts that broaden our understanding of what it means to be part of a truly diverse and inclusive community.

There were 18 Iress Connected sessions held in 2021. Members of the Leadership team and Iress Board co-hosted sessions covering topics such as International Women’s Day, neuro-diversity accommodations in the workplace, dyslexia, the highly sensitive person (HSP), inclusive language, allyship, and mental health awareness.

Wear it Purple Day

At Iress, we strongly believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where people feel supported to be their authentic selves at work. This is one of the reasons why we celebrate the annual Wear it Purple Day in support of rainbow (LGBTQIA+) youth in Australia.

In recent years, we have gathered together in our offices to show our support—wearing the Iress purple proudly. While this year saw us separated by COVID-19 restrictions, we gathered virtually to show our support on the day with a live band and celebration.

“When I was going through my own journey as a young LGBTQIA+ person, it was a time in my life where I felt the most alone as I desperately tried to make sense of my feelings and hide a secret I didn’t want anyone to know. Wear it Purple Day reminds me and hopefully other young LGBTQIA+ people, that we are not alone. Together, LGBTQIA+ young people and allies can support each other so no one has to feel alone.”

Sam Johnson - Account manager in our practice solutions team.

Diversity measurable objectives

Iress adopts an objective of achieving the following representation at board, leadership team, and senior leadership levels by 2030.

Iress' approach to ESG

Superannuation/pension during parental leave

From 2022, we intend to provide payment of retirement contributions on full salary for the duration of parental leave, for a maximum of 12 months.

Indigenous Inclusion Plan

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples acknowledges Indigenous people are “the world’s most vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised peoples”. Iress’ ambition is to scope an Australian Indigenous inclusion program in 2022 to assess areas of greatest impact and alignment. This includes implementing an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’, which recognises the traditional owners of the land in which we work.

Traditional Owners

Australia Traditional Owners
Adelaide Kaurna peoples of the Adelaide Plains
Albury Wiradjuri peoples
Brisbane Turrbal peoples from the northside of the river and Jagera peoples of the south side of the river
Hobart Muwinina peoples
Melbourne Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation
Perth Whadjuk Noongar peoples
Sydney Gadigal peoples of the Eora Nation
Wollongong Dharawal peoples
Toronto Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. Toronto is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
New Zealand
Auckland Māori peoples of; Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāi Tai, Te Wai-o-Hua (who originate from Ngā Oho), Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei, Ngāti Te Ata and Te Kawerau-a-Maki.
South Africa
Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg Sān and Khoekhoe also grouped together as Khoesān.