Laing O’Rourke sets gender employment targets

Laing O’Rourke has set itself the target of employing equal numbers of men and women among its 5,500 global staff by 2033. We think this is a great step forward and it's great to see change starting to happen in the industry.

Laing O’Rourke  CEO, Ray O’Rourke, said: “We’ve made progress delivering our environmental plan, but the simple fact is the climate emergency demands we do more and with greater urgency. The same is true of diversity, which remains unacceptably low in our sector... I know our people have the passion to make a real difference and the experience to work with others, including our clients and partners, to deliver the progress required.”

He added that setting an ambitious gender balance target was a significant step towards delivering overdue change in a sector that continues to lack diversity.

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