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.

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
  • LGBT
  • All abilities

Our partnerships


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.


Vercida is a diversity and inclusion employer brand platform. We were recognised in their Top 10 Gender Diversity Employers in  2017. https://www.vercida.com/uk/employers/lendlease 


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.



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