Construction workers join Pride 2018 with rainbow JCB

Katherine Johnston (09 July, 2018)

#BuildingEquality campaign is aims to support LGBT+ people working in construction

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Lendlease construction works joined this weekend’s Pride to raise awareness of LBGT+ people working in the building industry.

The employees from the Elephant and Castle developer marched under the #BuildingEquality campaign, and were joined by a rainbow JCB.

According to Construction News in a survey of 1,045 people in the building industry, more than half the LGBT+ respondents said they were not comfortable being open about their sexuality or gender.

Twenty-eight per cent said they have had an offensive or inappropriate comment made about their gender or sexuality in the workplace over the past year.

Georgina Scott, the network chair for Lendlease LGBT+, says: “This is the fourth year Lendlease has marched at Pride as part of #BuildingEquality which has grown to more than twenty member companies up from only four in 2015.

“To create the best places, we need a culture and an environment that embraces difference, where we can benefit from the diverse thinking, experiences, and backgrounds of all our people.

“We are committed to growing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive culture; where people can bring their ‘whole self’ to work and feel safe, empowered, and motivated to be the best they can be.”

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