Equal businesses

Join WE’RE EQUAL and be a business of choice for customers and employees.

Research shows that businesses that actively support diversity and inclusion have loyal customers willing to support and champion them, have better staff productivity and retention, and achieve a higher standard of service delivery.

WE’RE EQUAL helps businesses and organisations show that they have made a commitment to zero tolerance for discrimination, bullying, and harassment.

To join WE’RE EQUAL, businesses and organisations must first register with Equal Opportunity using the button below.

Members of WE’RE EQUAL sign a Statement of Commitment and undertake to prominently display the WE’RE EQUAL signage at entrances to their premises. They are also asked to communicate their commitment to their customers, workers, contractors, and suppliers.

Registration and membership of WE'RE EQUAL is free, and resources for communicating the commitment are made available as free downloadable PDFs.

Register here

Further resources for all businesses are available below.

What is the Statement of Commitment?

Image sample of the Statement of Commitment made by We're Equal businesses

Every workplace is different. To help you achieve your outcomes, Equal Opportunity SA has partnered with South Australian training providers to support you to implement initiatives, training or workshops on site at your workplace.

Find out more on our Training page.

We have collated resources to help you improve equality in your business. Please check back regularly as we add new documents when they become available:

Download our Speak Up for Equality poster with tips for bystanders and display it in your business:

Speak Up For Equality

Speak up against discrimination and harassment, because staying silent supports the behaviour. If you see a problem situation there are things you can do to help.

ASSESS THE SITUATION

Is it safe for you to intervene? Are there people around who could be allies to help? Make eye contact with other people to gain their support.

DISTRACT

Approach the victim with a reason for them to leave – tell them they need to take a call, or that you need to tell them something – anything to get them away safely.

SAY SOMETHING

Talk calmly and tell the person picking on the victim that’s it’s not ok. Do this as a group if you can.

DELAY

Wait until the situation has calmed down and ask the victim if they are ok or need help.

REPORT

Call Security if you’re at a venue or report the event to HR or a manager if you’re at work. Stay objective and provide as much detail as possible.


IF THINGS TURN VIOLENT OR ABUSIVE

Don’t put yourself at risk by intervening in violence – call the police on triple zero (000).