Provide a working environment where everyone has their voice heard. Where the different experiences people bring will make for a better business.
Why it is important
It is important that we reflect the diversity of the communities
we serve and our inclusive culture champions diversity of
thought, background and experience.
- Our Diversity & Inclusion (‘D&I’) roadmap outlines the D&I
milestones we are aiming to achieve from now until FY26.
- We continue to drive progress against this roadmap and
regularly review the plan to ensure it meets the aims of the
- In the long term, our aim is to be a workplace where everyone
belongs, and we truly believe that being an inclusive
workplace is morally and ethically the right thing to do. We
want to increase the amount of people we employ from
under-represented groups and to improve our data reporting.
Progress in FY23
We continue to support the review and development of policies to ensure we are an inclusive business where people can bring their whole selves to work. In the past year we have reviewed and introduced policies or guidance such as:
- Family-friendly policies – enhanced maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption, surrogacy, pregnancy loss policy; and
- Gender expression and gender identity policies.
Kier was the first construction company to offer an apprenticeship to a serving prisoner on release on temporary licence (ROTL) and supported the change of law that allowed this to happen. Since July 2022 we have delivered over 20 engagement events in custody which have led to 19 ROTL placements and over 21 offers of employment to prison leavers with Kier or our direct supply chain partners.
Gender pay gap reporting
We are committed to long-term sustainable change as we look to encourage more women to join and thrive in our industry. We are committed to being transparent with our gender pay gap reporting, the latest report is available to view here.