BHS is currently working towards accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace. White Ribbon Workplaces promote respectful relationships and gender equality within the workplace and demonstrate a culture of zero tolerance of violence against women.

In Australia, one in five women experience harassment within the workplace. White Ribbon Workplaces are committed to changing workplace culture to prevent abuse of and violence against women. The White Ribbon Accreditation Program involves assessment against 15 compulsory criteria under three standards. BHS will be required to demonstrate effective leadership, resource allocation, communication, HR policy development and training – all of which support employees to be respectful across all areas of our service.

Accreditation as a ‘White Ribbon Workplace’ results from the independent assessment of documented evidence of policy and practice against White Ribbon Australia’s Workplace Accreditation Framework. Accreditation lasts for three years.