Boral recognised for commitment to defence veterans with national award
Boral is honoured to receive a significant award highlighting the dedicated and continued work that we do to support the employment of former defence force personnel.
The Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program presented Boral with the Veterans’ Employer of the Year award in the large business category in Canberra. This award recognises Boral’s commitment to employing veterans and excellence in the management and retention of veterans through training, mentoring and engagement programs.
Boral Australia President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne Manners said Boral was proud to support the contribution of veterans.
“We recognise the training received by defence force members is first class and the skills they possess are highly valued,” Wayne said.
“Boral has been at the forefront of employing veterans since our earliest years of operation, welcoming former Navy personnel returning from World War II with jobs at our first bitumen plant in the Sydney suburb of Matraville.”
Boral’s ongoing support for our servicemen and women has been enriched through several initiatives including:
- Establishing the Boral Defence Alumni in 2017 for our employees that recognises veterans and their service, providing a support and mentoring network and championing the recruitment of veterans transitioning to civilian employment
- Supporting, promoting and progressing veteran employment through targeted recruitment
- Joining several large companies as founding members of the Australian Veterans Employment Coalition in 2017 to establish a working relationship with the Australian Defence Force to support the transition from military to civilian employment.