Diversity & Inclusion
Lendlease is all about creating places where people feel comfortable in their environment, allowing us all to be the best we can be. A diverse and inclusive workplace not only means people feel valued, it helps build a better, stronger and more innovative Lendlease.
Our global inclusion strategy is focused on embedding flexible work; achieving gender equity; and building an inclusive workplace.
Lendlease encourages flexibility because everyone leads different lives and has different needs. Our flexible work policy provides for arrangements such as flexible working hours, moving to part-time hours and/or job sharing.
Lendlease is committed to a level playing field so everyone has an equal chance of success. We are focused on ensuring all our processes, policies and opportunities are fair and equitable for all.
When people feel valued and included it helps build a better, stronger and more innovative Lendlease. We are supporting our leaders to play a more active role in having an open mind, listening to all opinions, being aware of our biases and setting people up for success.
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.