Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Cushman & Wakefield, we believe that ‘life is what we make it’. That’s why we strive to make an impact with everything we do, all around the world. We believe that diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) is everyone’s responsibility and that each of us has a unique role to play – the impact starts with us.
Cushman & Wakefield is committed to building a diverse and engaged workforce and supporting an inclusive environment where our colleagues can do their best work. We believe that embracing new perspectives helps us solve problems, create opportunities and develop new ideas. Bringing together all our colleagues from across the globe of different cultures, backgrounds and experiences within Cushman & Wakefield is an important part of our identity.
OUR DEI APPROACH
Our diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) vision is to have the most diverse, equitable and inclusive commercial real estate company that continuously delivers impactful results for our colleagues, clients, partners and shareholders.
Our mission is to evolve our culture of inclusion and belonging through a nurturing environment of curiosity, continuous learning and growth. We strive to hire, develop and advance diverse talent throughout the organization. We believe that having a diverse and thriving workforce enables new perspectives, creativity, better risk management, and problem solving leading to superior results for our colleagues, client, partners and shareholders.
Global Approach & Strategic Priorities
At Cushman & Wakefield, we know it takes intentional commitment and accountability to achieve progress. We are focused on creating long-term sustainable change through a DEI strategy that addresses the systems, policies and key decision points that influence company culture. Our holistic global DEI strategy focuses on making a positive impact for our workforce, workplace and the marketplace.
Develop, nurture and empower our colleagues to do their best work, and recruit and retain historically underrepresented talent.
Develop a culture of equity, inclusion and belonging through increased leadership accountability, transparency and cross-cultural education.
Optimize the value we bring to clients through DEI with a robust supplier diversity offering, increased partnerships with women owned and historically underrepresented minority owned businesses and better support for DEI inclusion in client pursuits.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Diversity & Inclusion Network
UNITY - LGBTQ+ Integrated Network - Australia and New Zealand Chapter
WIN - Women's Integrated Network Melbourne
MVP – Military & Veterans Program
LEAD – Leading with Awareness and Education for Disability
An important component of Cushman & Wakefield’s global DEI strategy is leveraging industry partnerships to deepen our ability to address needs across multiple dimensions of diversity including, gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, veterans and social mobility.
Our DEI external partners are reputable, best-in-class organizations with DEI subject matter expertise and align to colleague engagement and development, candidate sourcing and recruitment, client engagement, thought leadership and branding and visibility.
We partner with JobSupport Australia to provide meaningful employment opportunities to candidates with intellectual disabilities. With seven JobSupport placements in corporate offices and client offices thus far, we're proud ambassadors of this initiative as we continue to develop an inclusive workforce across the business.
The Property Council of Australia (PCA) – Diversity Partnership
In 2019, Cushman & Wakefield became the primary diversity partner for the Property Council of Australia NSW. This partnership positions Cushman & Wakefield as a leader in diversity by placing our people, our clients and our brand at the centre of conversation around inclusion in the property industry.
Working with Artists with a Disability
Since 2017, Cushman & Wakefield has worked alongside Sydney based artist Digby Webster to create artwork for the offices, client and staff gifts and branding for our Diversity & Inclusion Network, as well as Tumbalong Lights.
ACCESS & INCLUSION | WILD LIGHTS AT TARONGA ZOO
For the second year in a row, Cushman & Wakefield is proudly partnering with Taronga Zoo, as the Access & Inclusion partner for Wild Lights, as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.
With a strong focus on caring for Country and driving change, this year's Wild Lights will debut a variety of new breathtaking lanterns that showcase some of the country's most iconic species and the landscapes they call home. This theme ties in with Cushman & Wakefield’s brand positioning around making an impact for the communities and environment that we live, work and play in.
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