OneFortyOne reaffirms its zero tolerance for harassment

19 Oct 22


Welcoming the introduction of the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill into the Federal Parliament, OneFortyOne has reaffirmed its commitment to providing a safe workplace that is free from bullying, discrimination and harassment in all its forms.

The Bill includes for the first time a positive duty on employers to prevent workplace sexual harassment, sex discrimination and victimisation.

Peter Brydon, Interim Chief Executive Officer at OneFortyOne, said that the company welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to encouraging businesses to take proactive actions to ensure all workers are free from sexual harassment.

“OneFortyOne is acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that the forest industry’s increasingly diverse workforce can work in settings that are welcoming and safe for all.”

“The Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work report shows that one in three people have experienced sexual harassment at work in the past five years. This shows that as a society, an industry and a business we all need to do more to prevent this behaviour.”

OneFortyOne is committed to eliminating all forms sexual harassment from all our workplaces. Peter said, “At OneFortyOne this means a strong commitment to continuing to strengthen our inclusive workplace culture, providing training to our people, encouraging reporting of issues and delivering on our commitment to take every allegation seriously, handling them in confidence and with empathy.”

“All of our employees deserve to be treated with safety and respect, as do all those who engage with them.”

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.