Being an inclusive place to work is morally and ethically the right thing to do. Kier is committed to doing just that, and being a place where everyone has their voice heard and can fulfil their potential. We’re working with others across the industry to ensure the construction sector is a welcoming one to candidates from all backgrounds.
Kier is a proud signatory of the People Matter Charter. By committing to the charter, Kier is focused on continually improving standards in our business and our supply chain, in one workforce strategy.
Everyone at Kier should expect respect
To deliver on our commitment of being an inclusive place to work, we have introduced Expect Respect, a campaign that educates employees on inclusive language and communicates Kier’s zero tolerance approach to bullying and harassment.
As part of the campaign, we have introduced a confidential call it out line for people to report bullying and harassment and launched the five respect basics, which everyone who works with and for Kier is expected to follow:
- Banter is not an excuse
- Call it out
- Be open minded
- Respect each other
- Take action
Find out more about the D&I milestones Kier will hit between now and 2026 in our D&I roadmap.
Kier’s employee networks
Everyone at Kier has a part to play in building an inclusive workplace. Our employee networks are a safe place for people to share their experiences and come together to drive D&I across the business. The networks are open to all employees, fostering a culture of allyship.
- The Kier Inclusion Network is our primary network that drives inclusion across all characteristics within Kier.
- The LGBT+ & Allies Network provides a safe space for our LGBT+ community and allies within Kier.
- The Gender Inclusion Network supports all genders within Kier and focuses on cultivating greater gender inclusivity across Kier.
- The Racial Inclusion Network works towards increasing racial inclusion within Kier and promoting the importance of being actively anti-racist. All employees are welcome.
- The Ability Network provides support and a collective voice for employees who have a disability or who are neurodiverse.