Building an enduring and innovative organisation requires us to hire, develop and retain the very best talent. Our business is committed to driving real change in our industry, providing a diverse range of people with rewarding and challenging careers.

Building a diverse and inclusive workforce

We’re working towards gender equality as part of our commitment to make the construction industry more diverse and inclusive. In 2022, we implemented our Gender Diversity Action Plan and formed a dedicated D&I Council as well as colleague-led diversity sub-committees to help us achieve our target of:

- 50/50 gender balance among global staff by 2033

We’re already taking steps to create a gender-balanced organisation today and are proud of the progress we’ve made.

In July 2022, we launched an industry-leading global parental leave policy, providing every Laing O’Rourke employee with access to six months’ parental leave on full pay. Parents who adopt or welcome a baby via surrogacy are also entitled to leave. Our commitment to equal parenting will enable us to create better gender balance and shape an organisation that attracts, supports and retains the most talented people.