Hearing aid company Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) held its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) today. At the AGM, the chairman Rick Holliday-Smith highlighted that FY19 was a busy year for Cochlear with a focus on building awareness and market access to cochlear implants, expanding our marketing activities and customer servicing capability.
He highlighted several examples of progress the company made during year:
- The company’s CEO & President Dig Howitt joined Male Champions of Change, an Australian organisation that engages senior men in championing gender equality
- Cochlear implemented [email protected] to better support our people in balancing their work and personal commitments
- Cochlea tripled paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers in Australia - We introduced purchased leave and domestic violence support
- During the year, the company increased female representation during the interview and selection process, with global female hire increased from 56% to 58% in FY19
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