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 inclusive leadership.

When it comes to gender equality we are committed to creating a level playing field so everyone has an equal chance of success. This applies to all our processes and policies, ensuring opportunities are fair and equitable for all. Our people are the greatest contributors to our success and underpin our ability to deliver our vision: to create the best places. This is why we are committed to a level playing field giving women and men the same chance to succeed.

At Lendlease, we’re committed to supporting and celebrating our LGBT colleagues, and our aim is to create an environment where every individual feels comfortable sharing who they are, so they can bring their ‘whole self’ to work. Our network was established in 2015 and we offer support and advice to all Lendlease staff on LGBT+ issues - so whether you're LGBT+ yourself, an ally, or just inquisitive, we're here to help. As a founding member of the Building Equality network, we attend Student Pride, take part in the Rainbow laces campaign and march at London and Manchester Pride.

We encourage flexible working because we understand that everyone leads different lives and has different needs. We enable our employees to work from home, work flexible hours, job share and take career breaks. According to our 2017 People Survey, 71% of our employees work flexibly.

We were recognised in 2018 as one of The Times' Top 50 Employers for Women, and were highly commended in the Excellence in Diversity Construction News Awards.