Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Inclusion Statement

We offer workplaces that unite diverse minds; where respect, equal treatment and equal opportunity are just the norm.

We strive for our workforce to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we work; and for everyone to feel they belong.

We remain committed to supporting under-represented groups and providing a wide-range of inclusion initiatives, so that everyone is supported to thrive.

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Belong @ Lendlease

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is one of our guiding principles, because we know that when we get it right, our people and our business will thrive.

We drive an inclusive team culture where trust and psychological safety are prioritised. Because we believe that when people feel respected and valued, when they feel safe to contribute their ideas and truly be open, without hiding parts of their identity; that is when they will flourish.

And, when we leverage their unique experiences, we flourish; as individuals, as teams and as a business. That is how together we create value through places where communities thrive.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respect to them and their Elders, both past and present. As a business that works across many locations, we have a responsibility to listen, learn, and walk alongside First Nations peoples to ensure our activities support the continuing of connection to their land, waters, cultures, languages and traditions. We value their custodianship of 65,000 years.

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Country, Truth and Our Shared Story: Elevate RAP 2020 – 2023

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Focus Area's

Lendlease’s Diversity Council & People & Culture Committee

Chaired by Dale Connor, CEO Australia

The Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council (DEIC) brings together senior leaders in our business to connect and strengthen their understanding of the diverse nature of the people in our workplace. Members of the Council support the business to embed inclusion in their areas of responsibility, being active and prominent advocates of inclusive practices and leadership. They also provide important support and career development opportunities for members of our Inclusion Networks.

Our Inclusion Networks provide insights through their lived experiences of working at Lendlease. Providing a different lens to help shape how we work and operate both within our workplace and the communities we work.

Meet the Board Members of the People & Culture Committee

LLA Inclusion Networks

We believe that when people feel respected and valued; when they feel safe to contribute their ideas and be truly open, without hiding parts of their identity; that is when they will flourish. Our Lendlease Australia Inclusion Networks are integral to building an inclusive culture and thriving business.

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Gender Network

Australia Pride

    First Nations Mob

     Racial Equity

    All Abilities

Our partnerships

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Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Lendlease has been awarded an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation by six times by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. This recognises our commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces and we remain proud in our commitment to gender equity. It takes diligence and an ongoing focus to get this right including when we hire, promote and even when they leave us.

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Diversity Council Australia

Lendlease is a corporate member of the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA), an independent, not-for-profit workplace diversity advisor to business in Australia. Our membership provides access to leading research and regular events held by DCA.

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Champions of Change

Lendlease is a key member of the Champions of Change in support of their mission to step up beside women to help achieve gender equality and a significant and sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership.

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Pride in Diversity

Lendlease is a founding member of Pride in Diversity (PiD), the national not-for-profit employer support national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTQ workplace inclusion specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity. Pride in Diversity publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTQ workplace inclusion from which Top Employers for LGBTQ people is determined.

Lendlease is proud of the recognised achievements by AWEI since 2011. This has included being the first Australian construction company to be awarded a Platinum Employer of Choice for LGBTI Inclusion the highest level of recognition.

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InterBuild

Lendease are a founding member of InterBuild interbuild.online a Property and construction industry volunteer organisation for LGBTQ+ community  focused on removing barriers, so they can bring their best elf to work, prosper and thrive in their careers.

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Parents at Work

Parents At Work Parentsandcarersatwork.com is a membership-based organisation providing Employee Benefits in the form of work + family education and policy advisory services.   Together we have built our Families at Work portal for all our parents and cares at Lendlease.  

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National Association of Women in Construction

Lendlease is a corporate member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and supports NAWIC events in each state throughout the year, including the annual NAWIC awards. 

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Australian Network on Disability

Lendlease is a proud sponsor of the Australian Network on Disability (AND). Our membership gives Lendlease access to current information and tools that help us to create a more disability inclusive workplace. 

A peak body on disability and accessibility in Australia. Our Gold membership allows us to access current information, tools and support services that help us to create a more barrier free inclusive workplace

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Bangara Dance Theatre

Our partnership with Bangarra assists us to deliver on our RAP commitments by bringing healing and reconciliation for all Australians through the preservation and sharing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language, story-telling and spirit into our community every day

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National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy

Lendlease partner with nasca.org.au who works with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, actively engaging with their families and communities to ensure our work is community driven and sustainable.

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ABCN

Lendlease partner with Australian Business Community Network (ABCN),  a purpose-led not-for-profit organisation that brings businesses and schools together to address educational disadvantage. ABCN programs are designed to contribute to the personal and professional development of our employees who volunteer their time to mentor as well as impacting positively on the lives of the young people involved.

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Chief Executive Women

Lendlease is a Silver Sponsor and premises partner with Chief Executive Women. Through advocacy, research, targeted programs and scholarships, CEW helps to remove the barriers to women’s progression in workplaces across Australia to ensure equal opportunity for prosperity and to achieve gender balance.

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Uluru Statement

Australia's CEO Dale Connor's statement

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Minderoo Indigenous Employment Index

We’re committed to change. We support the Minderoo Foundation’s study which is the first time Australia’s largest employers (including Lendlease) have provided a snapshot of First Nations employment. The report’s findings practices to increase and improve First Nations employment nationally.

Our most recent RAP makes these commitments to improve employment outcomes by increasing First Nations recruitment, retention, and professional development. There is still work to be done to improve progression while creating inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. It’s a strong it’s a strong reminder about the incremental, industry change needed.

 

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy