Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Overview

Our people are our most valuable asset here at T+T Group. The experience, knowledge, innovation, self-expression and talent our people bring to their work makes up a significant part of our culture, reputation and achievement.

Everyone matters at T+T Group, and we value diversity in all that we do. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment, where all our people can realise their full potential and create and sustain a better world.

Creating a truly inclusive workplace is an ongoing journey, and we continuously strive to be better, for our people, clients and communities.

Māori + Pacific Peoples

Our industry needs more Māori and Pacific Peoples, to better reflect the communities and environments that we work in. We are committed to developing and nurturing long-term change, supported by the following partnerships:

TupuToa support Aotearoa corporates to better represent our people by successfully recruiting and onboarding Māori and Pacific employees. We have committed to a 3-year partnership with TupuToa, during which we will support Māori and Pacific interns to gain experience in our industry, and provide our managers with cultural competency training, ensuring future employees are supported when they enter our workforce.

Pūhoro STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and Mātauranga Māori) Academy seeks to accelerate Māori student achievement, in preparation for university study and eventually the workforce. We are committed to attending wānanga across Aotearoa and supporting school students to understand the opportunities available to them in our industry. We are also developing a toolkit of resources to help students prepare for entering the STEMM workforce, including a job interview guide and CV writing support.  

  • Tikanga training

We are committed to bringing Māori and Pacific Peoples perspectives to as much of our work as possible. Many of our staff, including our Board, senior leaders and client-facing staff have undergone Tikanga training provided by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, to better understand te Aō and te reo Māori. We are currently rolling this out across our Aotearoa locations.

Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander people

We are developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), a program outlining our commitment to reconciliation with First Nations peoples. There is a lot to be done within the industry. T+T Group’s vision is to understand First Nations people’s experiences and how we can be inclusive in our work and contribute to national reconciliation.

Gender

We are actively engaged with the Growing Greatness Programme, which supports our intermediate-level women to develop and progress in their leadership careers. 27% of leaders at T+T are female, and we are striving to increase in this number.

To support our non-binary/gender non-conforming staff and clients, we are working to provide gender-neutral facilities at our premises wherever possible.  

LGBTTQIA+ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui and intersex

We are committed to supporting Rainbow diversity and have established a dedicated Rainbow Network to provide a safe, supportive space for our LGBTTQIA+ people and allies to meet, share and connect. Supported by Rainbow-inclusive terms and imagery throughout our internal communication, the network contributes to increased Rainbow visibility throughout T+T Group and ensures our LGBTTQIA+ people have a collective voice.

We are currently working towards obtaining the Rainbow Tick accreditation. With the support and guidance of our LGBTTQIA+ staff, we are developing policies and guidelines to support an inclusive and informed working environment.

Flexibility

Flexible working increases well-being, employee engagement, innovation and performance.

Built on trust, respect and a genuine commitment to high-performance outcomes, our flexible working culture enables our people to create their own work-life balance and helps us attract and retain the best talent.