Lendlease is an international property and infrastructure group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong and connected communities.
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.
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.
Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Lendlease has been awarded an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation by The Workplace Gender Equality Agency for the third time in a row. This recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces. We are proud to be recognised for our commitment to gender equity.
Diversity Council Australia
Lendlease is a corporate member of the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA), an independent, not-for-profit workplace diversity advisor to business in Australia. Our membership provides access to leading research and regular events held by DCA.
Pride in Diversity
Lendlease is a founding member of Pride in Diversity (PiD), the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTI workplace inclusion specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity. PiD publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTI workplace inclusion from which top employers for LGBTI people are determined.
Australian Human Resources Institute
Lendlease is a corporate member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), the national association representing human resource and people management professionals. Recently Lendlease won the 2014 AHRI Inclusion & Diversity Award for LGBTI Inclusion.
Australian Network on Disability
Lendlease is a proud sponsor of the Australian Network on Disability (AND) and is currently working with this peak organisation to develop our Accessibility Action Plan at Lendlease.
National Association of Women in Construction
Lendlease is a corporate member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and supports NAWIC events in each state throughout the year, including the annual NAWIC awards.
What are Lendlease’s reasons for diversity?
Reasons for Diversity and Inclusion
To create the best places, we need a culture and an environment that embraces and respects difference. One where people can bring their ‘whole self’ to work and feel safe, empowered and motivated to be the best they can be. Diversity and Inclusion is a key enabler to realising our vision to create the best places. Specifically:
• Innovation and productivity – to remain competitive and to differentiate in the market,innovation is critical. We know that our people will be more innovative, productive and engaged when they can bring their ‘whole self’ to work.
• Core values – Diversity and inclusion is key to bringing our desired culture and core values to life.
• Employer of choice – Lendlease strives to be an employer of choice and an inclusive culture, embedded throughout the employee life cycle, is critical to this.
• Global market forces – Lendlease is a global company made up of people with diverse ideas,
experiences and backgrounds. We need to harness this to realise greater productivity and
• It’s the right thing to do – whilst we aspire beyond compliance to market best practice in Diversity and Inclusion, we can’t ignore the important compliance elements to ensuring that our workforce is inclusive and free of any harassment or discrimination
The following committees and teams oversee Lendlease’s Diversity and inclusion strategies:
• The People and Culture (P&C) Committee is a committee of the Lendlease Board to which the Board has delegated the responsibility to review the effectiveness of policies on workplace diversity and equal opportunity. Diversity and Inclusion issues are considered during discussion at every P&C Committee meeting and recommendations are made to the Board as appropriate.
The P&C Committee will establish with management and the Board a process that will also measure the extent to which the Board and senior executives adhere to the measurable objectives.
• The Nomination Committee is responsible for reviewing the performance of existing Lendlease Board members and identifying potential board candidates. The Nomination Committee provides advice and support to the Board so that the Board is comprised of individuals who in
combination bring a mix of expertise, skills, experience and perspectives and who will enhance the Board’s strength and range of insight.
• The Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion works with the Global & Regional Leadership teams to determine priorities and drive implementation of the global diversity and inclusion programs which are reflective of Board recommendations and consistent global priorities.