CHEP has been recognized as a WBA Leading Employer in the World Business Awards 2022. The key attributes of WBA Leading Employers outline the characteristics of well-managed, high-performing, industry leading organizations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace.
From its origins in Australia in 1946, CHEP, part of the Brambles group, has played a crucial role as a global supply chain solutions partner, allowing retailers, manufacturers, and transporters to move and handle goods cost-effectively and sustainably across Australia, and around the world.
CHEP’s purpose is to connect people with life’s essentials every day and helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’.
CHEP’s commitment to its customers, employees, and community form the foundation of its strategy, contributing positively to local communities by supporting food security and food waste initiatives, education, environmental restoration programs, and by encouraging its people to participate in local community initiatives with paid volunteer leave.
CHEP Australia prides itself on being a great place to work, acting with integrity and respect for the community and the environment. Employee value plays a pivotal role in shaping CHEP’s HR strategy with pillars prioritising culture, inclusion, social responsibility, and purpose.
Through ambitious targets, Health, Safety and Wellness of its people is non-negotiable. CHEP is committed to achieving and sustaining zero injuries and zero environmental damage, and this approach is called a “Zero Harm” safety culture. Everyone has the right to be safe at work and to return home to their family and friends as healthy as when they started the day. The community also has the right to expect that every employee will care for the environment, wellbeing, safety, and human rights.
The Feel-Good Wellbeing Initiative supports ongoing employee wellbeing and health. It’s about quality of life, focusing on mental, physical, financial, and social health. CHEP is committed to building a culture in which health and wellbeing are a part of daily lives and is promoted by building awareness and providing employees with the information and tools that give them the confidence to manage their own wellbeing, as well as promote the wellbeing of others.
Its employee-led Inclusion and Diversity Council drives the vision, strategy, and action plans for encouraging and nurturing an inclusive culture. Openness to diversity widens access to the best talent. Inclusion allows CHEP to engage that talent fully, leading to enhanced innovation, creativity, productivity, engagement, and results.
To have a successful thriving culture, CHEP has great people who understand its commitment to creating a workplace which provides equal opportunity, encourages engagement, and promotes career development as well as a culture of innovation. CHEP ensures its people have the skills and capabilities to perform well and recognises the need to grow and thrive through change, and ensure its people have the support, frameworks, and opportunities to be the best they can be.
CHEP is committed to providing employees with a positive and challenging working environment, continued professional development and work-life balance. CHEP focuses on individual performance development plans and use a common global framework for performance assessment to help employees achieve their career aspirations. Employees are encouraged to realise their full potential to improve their career opportunities through continual development and learning with the latest technology in virtual learning.
CHEP conducts several annual HR processes including the annual salary review, short-term incentive scheme, performance review, and talent management review that remunerate, reward and recognises its employees. The combination of a global internal job-posting system and our talent review processes ensures our employees have access to global career opportunities across all our business units, always.