Diversity & Inclusion

Wiggett Group added inclusion as a cultural value in 2019 and since then, our team have been building a foundation and sowing the seeds for inclusion to take root within the company. There is more work to be done but we’re committed to make our workforce more reflective of the world we live in.

We believe diversity and inclusion are essential in the construction industry for several reasons. Firstly, it leads to better decision making and problem solving by bringing together a variety of perspectives and ideas. This can lead to more innovative and cost-effective solutions. Secondly, a diverse workforce can help to improve the industry’s image and attract a wider pool of talent.

Additionally, having a diverse workforce can help to ensure that the needs and concerns of all members of the community are taken into account when constructing buildings and infrastructure. For example, a diverse team may be more likely to consider accessibility needs for people with disabilities or cultural sensitivity when working on projects in diverse neighbourhoods.

The construction industry has traditionally been male-dominated and white-dominated, leading to a lack of representation for women and people of colour. Increasing diversity and inclusion in the industry can help to address this imbalance and provide equal opportunities for all. 

Inclusion also means providing equal opportunities for advancement and creating a positive and respectful work environment. This not only improves employee satisfaction and retention but also leads to increased productivity and profitability for the company.

Overall, diversity and inclusion in the construction industry can lead to better decision making, improved industry image, community sensitivity, equal opportunities and better employee satisfaction and retention. It is important for companies to actively work towards promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace by implementing policies and programs that support these goals.