The programme, run by the gay equality charity, helps employers to develop inclusive workplace cultures for their lesbian, gay and bisexual staff in order to ensure that all staff can perform to their full potential. Balfour Beatty joins businesses as diverse as The Royal Navy, National Grid, Network Rail and Ernst & Young, amongst over 650 major employer members of the scheme.
Paul Raby, Chief HR Officer at Balfour Beatty, commented:
“By supporting and developing our lesbian, gay and bisexual staff through the Diversity Champions programme we’re sending out a powerful message both to our existing and potential employees.
“We’re proud to join the programme and look forward to developing our work around sexual orientation.”
Chris Edwards, Client Group Manager at Stonewall, said:
“By publically demonstrating its commitment to sexual orientation equality, Balfour Beatty is sending a powerful signal to lesbian, gay and bisexual people across the UK that it is an inclusive and progressive employer. I’m delighted to be working with Balfour Beatty through our Diversity Champions Programme. By doing so, we are helping to drive positive change across the construction sector.”