Taking The Pledge On Gender Equality

As part of its commitment to championing gender equality, construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries has signed up to an initiative designed to help firms in the sector become more welcoming to women.

Led by the trade publication Construction News, the ‘Inspiring Women in Construction Pledge’ is a voluntary code that companies can adopt to demonstrate their determination to promote gender equality.

As well as a public statement of intent, the pledge provides a broad set of goals, offering a roadmap for empowering women to reach senior positions throughout the industry. Now in its fourth year, the 2021 campaign will focus on highlighting inspiring role models and leaders, increasing engagement with men in the industry and creating new networks for women in construction.

Aggregate Industries is now a signatory of the movement as the organisation works towards greater gender balance, diversity and inclusion internally and across construction.


 “Gender equality has been a core focus for our business for several years, and we are proud to be a signatory of the Inspiring Women in Construction Pledge.”

– Dragan Maksimovic 

Chief executive officer, Aggregate Industries UK


Women's Network

“This excellent initiative is just one of the ways our newly created Aggregate Industries Women's Network is working to provide extra support and access for our female colleagues alongside a raft of new measures introduced in recent years," adds Maksimovic. “We want to attract, retain and progress our female talent and to build a diverse and inclusive workforce which, ultimately, will benefit us all.”


Gender pay gap

As a signatory, Aggregate Industries will strive to attract, develop and promote more women in the company, close its gender pay gap and recognise the achievements of women in the industry. The firm will also work collaboratively to create an environment that welcomes and helps retain women.

Established earlier this year, Aggregate Industries’ Affinity Networks programme is aimed at championing equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation. The Affinity Networks currently consist of four internal groups focused on Disability, LGBTQ+, Women in Construction and Black and Ethnic Minorities (BAME), with further networks to be established in the future.

Picture: Aggregate Industries has signed up to the Inspiring Women in Construction Pledge.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
21st July 2021


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