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Our People

We provide a safe open, diverse and inclusive workplace where our engaged people are energised by what we will achieve together and are proud of the difference we make.


Our People & Values

With more than 1,000 employees up and down the country, our people are your neighbours, your friends and your customers. We live our values keep it real, stand together, take the lead. Our commitment to making sure our people are working in a safe environment and enjoy coming to work each day has resulted in us being recognised as one of NZ’s best employers for several years in a running.

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We’re also incredibly proud of the inclusive culture we have built across our business including:

  • Great Employer
    We’re a winner of HRD's Employer of Choice awards.

  • Rainbow Tick
    In 2014, we were the first FMCG business in New Zealand to achieve the Rainbow Tick. A certification showing our policies and practises welcomes and values diversity. Since then, we have been re-evaluated and re accredited every year. 

  • Gender Tick
    Along with a group of proud local companies, we are a foundation member of the Gender Tick and one of the first companies to be accredited.

  • YWCA Equal Pay Awards
    We are proud sponsors of the YWCA Equal Pay Awards.

  • Diversity Works NZ
    We are proud supporters of  Diversity Works. We are also a Diversity Works Alliance Partner.

  • Zero Harm
    We have an uncompromising focus on safety and promote Zero Harm across our business so everyone can go home safely to their families.



  • YWCA
    YWCA recognised our commitment and alignment with their equal pay credentials by awarding us with the YWCA Compact award (2017).

  • CODE
    We have an in-house committee (CODE) designed to ensure that our policies and processes allow everyone to feel comfortable bringing their whole-self to work.

  • International Women’s Empowerment Principles
    We were one of the first organisations in New Zealand to sign on to the International Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) with the Human Rights Commission, acknowledging the fair treatment of our people.

  • Gender Equality
    We have been recognised with the White Camelia Award in 2013 and 2017 by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.


  • Equal Pay

We are committed to delivering equal opportunities for our people, which includes promoting equal pay and eliminating gender pay gaps. In 2023 we removed our gender pay gap. We will continue to develop and expand our efforts to improve gender balance.