Our strong internal governance structure supports our drive for an inclusive workplace. We are currently establishing an inclusion network to replace the existing Employee Resource Group structure. We have agreed regional priorities and our regional inclusion network will supplement the work of our Global Council.

Our inclusion network will advocate and advise on diversity issues across our company, and our dedicated Diversity & Inclusion team drives policy development and strategy, ensuring that we manage diversity and inclusion on a daily basis.  

Our inclusion network consists of: 

  • Gender Equity
  • LGBT
  • All abilities



The CITB Be Fair Framework is an industry specific standard which provides a structure for employers to address fairness, inclusion and respect within their organisation. 

This is the very first industry specific equality framework, designed in consultation with the construction and built environment sector, which encourages businesses to adopt practices which will enable them to maximise the rewards of our rich and diverse economy. It serves as guidance for those in the sector making a commitment to change.

The Framework is supported by the Construction Industry Leadership Forum for Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (with representation from key industry stakeholders such as UKCG, Construction Alliance, CIC, ICE and CIOB). This is the main driving force within CITB’s FIR strategy for delivering cultural change within the built environment and construction sector.

We have recently signed up to the National Equality Standard. The National Equality Standard is a ground breaking initiative developed for business, by business, which sets clear equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) criteria against which companies will be assessed. It is supported by the Home Office and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) was involved in its development and launch.


Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016

Lendlease has provided a submission for this benchmark survey of LGBT-friendly employers in Britain. The Workplace Equality Index is an effective way to measure our LGBT inclusion efforts and progress.

The submission must demonstrate our expertise in 10 distinct areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, career development, training and community engagement.


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