Design for Dignity Guidelines wins Human Rights Award!

Mon 12 December 2016

Australian Network on Disability, Westpac and Lendlease teams holding award

We’re thrilled to announce that the Australian Network on Disability (AND), alongside Lendlease and Westpac received the Australian Human Rights Commission Business Award for our collaboration on the Design for Dignity Guidelines.

Commissioned by Lendlease as part of the construction of the Barangaroo South precinct in Sydney, the ‘Design for Dignity’ Guidelines form a fundamental part of their voluntary commitment to accessibility and inclusion. The guidelines outline the principles for designing urban regeneration precincts ‘beyond compliance’, to ensure employees, customers and stakeholders are able to access them in a safe, equitable and dignified way.

The Business Award is awarded to a corporation that has made a practical and/or policy commitment to the promotion and advancement of human rights in the Australian community. AND, Lendlease and Westpac received the Business Award as a joint winner with Etiko, a small business that has focused on supply chains by developing an accredited and scalable ethical supply chain model.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the 2016 Human Rights Awards. A special shoutout to Bus Stop Films for taking home the Community Organisation Award for their work in advocating for inclusion in the film industry. We’d also like to congratulate disability advocates Paul Nunnari, Catia Malaquias, Jane Rosengrave, Kathryn Lyons and Louise Milligan and AND member Crown Resorts for being selected as finalists.

To find out more about the Design for Dignity Guidelines, visit our website or contact Jason Barker, Principal, Design for Dignity at jason.barker@designfordignity.com.au.

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