Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Diversity & Inclusion governance
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
- All abilities
Stonewall is the world’s second-largest LGBTQ+ charity. For twenty years, the charity has been supporting employers to create welcoming workplaces for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people.
This year, Lendlease received a Bronze Award from Stonewall recognising our work to create a more inclusive workplace. While we realise we still have a way to go, we will continue to work until all of our colleagues feel safe being out as LGBTQ+ at work
We have been awarded the National Equality Standard(NES) in 2017. The NES is a ground-breaking initiative developed for business and 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.
Workingmums.co.uk was launched in 2006 to connect employers offering flexible full time, part time or home based jobs with professional women seeking flexible positions. As well as an active jobs board, franchise directory and community website, Workingmums.co.uk also works with employers to share and celebrate best practice in gender diversity, flexible working, career progression for women, family support and returner programmes through a range of round-table events, research reports and Awards. Additionally, our recruitment team offers search and selection services, placing permanent and contract staff into forward-thinking organisations who understand the business benefits of employing talented individuals on a flexible basis. Visit Lendlease’s profile here.
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.