Diversity and inclusion

Our inclusive approach ensures we provide a setting where differences are understood and valued so that all employees have the opportunity to do their best work. We’ve broadened our recruitment and selection regardless of disability, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief or any other protected characteristic.

 

Leonard Cheshire Disability’s ‘Change 100’ programme

We’ve supported Leonard Cheshire Disability’s ‘Change 100’ programme since 2015 by offering summer work placements, across a variety of roles, to students and graduates with a disability. Several students who have completed a placement with us have gone on to secure permanent roles in our business. The programme also serves as a great opportunity for the leaders in our business to understand more about how to accommodate a range of abilities in the workplace.

RIBA #SeeMeJoinMe campaign

We’re proud to support the Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA) #SeeMeJoinMe campaign which celebrates and supports a more diverse and inclusive construction industry. We’re keen to show young women, parents and teachers that working in the construction industry is an opportunity open to everyone. We’ve also participated in Women in Sustainable Construction groups.

Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group

We have a number of strategic initiatives to drive further diversity and inclusion. Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which consists of employees who represent a cross section of our business, meets on a quarterly basis to update on progress against our strategy, plan and organise awareness campaigns and exchange information and ideas. We’re achieving good momentum through our Leadership Teams and Business Unit Champions and have active Diversity and Inclusion Plans in each of our 24 Business Units.