07 AUGUST 2017
We’ve been named as the winner of the 2018 Best Plan Communication Award
Our innovative approach to promote a program which allows employees to share in the growth and success of our company has been recognised on the world stage.
Offered annually to permanent employees, our AllShare Plan allows our people to become part-owners of the company and help determine its future.
To promote the initiative, a simple, effective and multi-lingual communications campaign was implemented to make it easy for our people to ask questions or find out more information.
The success of this approach resulted in our company being named the winner of the 2018 Best Plan Communication category at the Global Equity Organization (GEO) Awards earlier this year.
“The judging panel applauded South32’s country specific and accessible communications that enabled them to promote participation to all employees,” a GEO spokesperson said.
“They particularly liked the personal design, simple content and accompanying internal communication effort that made it easy for employees to ask questions about the plan and find out more information.”
Focusing on our core values of ‘Trust, Care, Togetherness and Excellence’, our AllShare communications campaign was designed to overcome the challenges posed by the remote location of our operations, varying levels of knowledge among employees and potential language barriers.
A range of informative summaries, posters and other communications materials featuring our employees were translated and distributed across mediums appropriate to each country.
It was also noted that we went above and beyond to roll out a parallel communications program for our HR business partners which directly mirrored the employee campaign messaging and ensured they would be fully equipped and able to champion the plan objectives.
We would like to recognise Computershare and PwC for their contribution to our award-winning plan.
2018 GEO Award winners - Best Plan Communication
- South32 (Up to 20000 employees)
- Lenovo (Between 20,000 and 100,000 employees)
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Between 100,000 and 200,000 employees)
- HSBC (Over 200,000 employees)
South32 - 2018 GEO Award winner, Best Plan Communication