We prioritize equality at Britannia Onsite Concrete.

At Britannia Onsite Concrete, our commitment is to cultivate a working environment that embraces diversity, ensuring that every individual, irrespective of their race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender, feels included and valued. In recent years, the construction industry has witnessed a crucial and necessary shift towards greater awareness and acceptance of the pivotal role that Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) play in both the workplace and society at large.

While the global construction sector remains predominantly male-dominated, there is an increasing recognition among employers and industry bodies of the need to enhance inclusion and diversity. The UK Equality Act 2010 identifies nine protected characteristics, including age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, and marriage and civil partnerships. However, the construction industry’s workforce composition lacks diversity, prompting a concerted effort to address key areas of concern in recent years.

These efforts primarily focus on improving Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) for women, individuals from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, those with disabilities, and those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning (LGBTQ+). At Britannia Onsite Concrete we champion these principles to foster an inclusive and respectful workplace for all.

Our Focus on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The advantages of enhancing diversity in the workforce are manifold. It introduces varied perspectives to the table, guaranteeing the exploration of the broadest range of ideas, and renders the industry more reflective of its customers and the broader society. The built environment is intended for everyone, and the greater the inclusivity within the industry, the better it will be equipped to meet the diverse needs of our communities.

An inclusive culture and greater diversity also broaden the talent pool available to industries, potentially leading to increased earning potential. A study conducted by McKinsey & Company revealed a robust correlation between gender diversity and performance. The study indicated a 3.5 per cent increase in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for every 10 per cent rise in gender diversity within the senior executive team, along with a 1.4 per cent increase for the board. Additionally, a report commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission highlighted evidence that the implementation of effective equality and diversity practices in the industry results in a more extensive talent pool from under-represented groups. This, in turn, contributes to a more diverse supply chain, offering better support for small businesses, and fosters improved on-site working relationships based on respect for everyone’s differences.