Arup is a gold member of the Australian Network on Disability (AND). Annually, Arup uses the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disability as a platform to coordinate events and activities that raise awareness on the lived experience, and to provide educational resources to support inclusion. In 2019 Arup is completing the Australian Network on Disability (AND) Access and Inclusion Index Assessment to benchmark our disability inclusion and inform a revised strategy and action plan. In addition, AND’s Stepping Into program provides a platform for internships into Arup for people with disability, and we are piloting the Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE) Mentoring program for jobseekers with disability to provide support and a connection into industry.
Arup supports and trains Mental Health First Aid Officers within its workforce. These officers help spot workplace risks and hazards that may adversely impact mental wellbeing, identify signs of mental health and connect people experiencing mental health illnesses to relevant and appropriate support.