Diversity, Equity & 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.
Lendlease’s people are the greatest contributors to our success. That’s why creating culture where people encourage difference but work together is imperative to our business.
Our efforts have been recognized and rewarded by the industry. Some of our achievements are listed below.
Our partnerships & initiatives
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Lendlease is a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women. We are committed to supplier diversity and the value of full inclusion in the supply chain.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
Americas CEO, Denis Hickey, is a signatory of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
ACE Mentor Program
ACE Mentor Program Lendlease employees mentor students through the ACE Mentor Program, which promotes diversity in architecture, construction and engineering program enrollment.
Lendlease Employee Resource Groups
The Caregivers, LGBTIA, Multicultural and Women’s Employee Resource Groups are designed to give employees the opportunity to network, participate in volunteer and engagement efforts, and provide feedback on what Lendlease can do to support and foster their development and growth.
Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Lendlease partners with Morgan State University and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University to develop and build a diverse pipeline of talent.
Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program
Lendlease participates in the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, which helps service members bridge the gap between their military service and civilian careers.
Business Coalition for the Equality Act
Lendlease is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act, a group of leading U.S. employers that support the Equality Act, which is federal legislation that provides the same basic protections to LGBTQ people as are provided to other protected groups under federal law.
Nontraditional Employment for Women
Nontraditional Employment for Women Lendlease Foundation supports Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), an organization that provides free pre-apprenticeship training for women interested in pursuing careers in the construction trades.
Aligned with our social focus to promote economic prosperity within our Sustainability Framework, Lendlease is working with HIRE360, non-profit organization, to help create employment pathways for untapped communities in the construction trades
Lendlease does not provide services in kind or grants to charities, organizations or causes that advocate, support, or practice activities inconsistent with Lendlease’s non-discrimination policies, whether based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran.
Driving change, today and tomorrow