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Komatsu signs Wanderers FC partnership

Komatsu Women’s Football sponsorship comes as company reflects on its own diversity targets

Komatsu Australia has signed a two-year partnership agreement with the Western Sydney-based Wanderers FC women’s team, a move company managing director and CEO Sean Taylor says will reinforce its commitment to the region and community.

“Importantly, by partnering with the Western Sydney Wanderers FC A-League Women’s team, we are looking forward to breaking stereotypes, as we celebrate the achievements of women and work to increase gender diversity in our own industry,” Taylor says.

He says Komatsu says that it is committed to creating job opportunities for women as well as men.

“Research has shown that diverse and inclusive teams are known to be more creative, more innovative and even more profitable. In fact, the reasons for striving for gender equality are too many to count.”

The brand has set a goal to achieve 25 per cent female participation across its Australian workforce by 2025.

“Thirty-eight per cent of our apprentices this year are female and 30 per cent of our Sydney workforce is female,” says Taylor.

“In this traditionally very maledominated industry, Komatsu and Western Sydney are leading the way on diversity and inclusion.”

The Wanderers’ players will form a key part of Komatsu’s apprentice mentoring program.

“Many are not aware of the diverse roles and exciting career paths available in the construction and mining industry, working with exciting and sustainable technologies. From apprentices to engineering, sales and service technician roles, we want to make sure women are given greater opportunities to make their mark,” says Taylor.

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