At Grafton, our people are the driving force behind our success, and we are committed to investing in their growth and development.  We focus on creating an inclusive and supportive work environment where every individual feels valued and empowered.

We believe that diversity in our workforce is a strength that drives innovation, and we are proud to have a team that represents a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

We prioritise learning and development, offering a variety of training programs and opportunities across our businesses for our colleagues to expand their skills and knowledge. Our aim is to ensure that our people are equipped to meet the challenges of our industry and to contribute to our continued growth and success.

Colleague health, safety and wellbeing 

We believe leadership of the health, safety and wellbeing agenda is most effective when it is integrated into routine business behaviours, and we continue to drive this approach supported by our integrated Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) support teams in each business. This federated approach has created autonomous local management teams who own their own health, safety and wellbeing agendas, with appropriate challenge and support at Group level.

We believe there is nothing we do that is so urgent that we cannot do it safely.

Read more in our Sustainability Report 2023

Mental wellbeing at Grafton

At Grafton, we believe that positively managing colleague health and wellbeing underpins colleague engagement and is to the benefit of our business and all our stakeholders.

Read our Wellbeing Statement from CEO Eric Born

Equality, equity, diversity and inclusion

Grafton has a Group wide equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion Policy which is the foundation for all the individual business guidelines. As a business we have a role to play when it comes to tackling inequality by ensuring that barriers to opportunity are removed and that people from all backgrounds can enjoy equitable access to career opportunities. 

We recognise that investing in diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious strategies will build stronger relationships with our communities, current customers and broaden our customer base. We will continue to promote equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of our business.


We do not tolerate harassment or discriminatory practices based on age, ancestry, colour, marital status, medical condition, disability (both mental and physical), national origin, race, religion, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other factor as established by law in the countries in which we operate.

Gender pay reporting

We are committed to fostering a fair and equitable workplace. Monitoring pay rates between men and women is an important step to ensuring that all colleagues are fairly rewarded for their work and their contribution to our business. We constantly review ways that we can address differences in pay between genders and we work hard to support career development and progression for female colleagues.

Read the Sustainability content in our Annual Report and Accounts to find out more about our targets, progress and plans. 

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