Diversity & inclusion
We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.
Our long standing commitment to equal opportunities is woven into the very fabric of our company. Having respect for others is an integral part of our working culture and constitutes one of our core values.
Diversity and our stakeholders
Our integration of the broad range of experiences, skills and potential across the Group delivers real value to our stakeholders.
Our employees and potential recruits are increasingly interested in working for a company that shares their values of inclusion and respect. We at Balfour Beatty understand the importance of attracting and retaining the best people in the industry and fostering an environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.
Customers benefit from the diverse range of talent in our teams and our capacity to produce innovative, integrated and sustainable solutions to infrastructure challenges. Our teams’ collective portfolio of skills and experiences enables us to build successful businesses in new markets and offer services to customers across a wide range of geographical, cultural and sector boundaries.
The Group’s commitment to achieving a truly inclusive working culture has been recognised by a number of awards, including the Best Overall Company Contribution to Diversity on the London 2012 Olympics site. Our dedication to nurturing an inclusive environment ensures that we will continue to achieve strong business growth and maintain our reputation as one of the leading providers of infrastructure services. .
Our three-year plan
At Balfour Beatty we are always looking to improve our approach to diversity.
Our Group three-year action plan aims to achieve the Balfour Beatty diversity vision: a truly inclusive and collaborative working community. From our grass roots employee network to senior leadership levels of the business, Balfour Beatty always strives to harness talents from the broadest possible pool.
By 2015, diversity and inclusion will be key components of all our Group talent management activities and leadership development programmes. Internal awareness campaigns will ensure that our people are engaging with the company’s core values.
Furthermore, we will continue to regularly monitor and revise our performance management and recruitment processes to support the progression of under-represented groups to leadership positions and ensure alignment with our diversity vision.
Our diversity strategy and rigorous monitoring systems will further strengthen Balfour Beatty’s reputation as an organisation that brings out the best in its people, and will ensure that we achieve our business goals.