We see our corporate responsibilities as being an active and supportive partner working in close cooperation with our local communities. Our community aspiration is simple – to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and operate

Community and CSR

We work to minimise the disruption our operations can cause locally at community level as well as promoting positive impacts in the environments we work in, including:

Engaging with the local community and establishing a partnership to give us a clear understanding of their needs

Providing support to selected local causes and charities

Communication and engagement including contacting local schools affected by our works

Encouraging our employees to get involved and make a positive contribution to the community

Recognising the value of employing locally sourced labour, materials and goods by utilising local sub-contractors and suppliers within our supply chain whenever possible

We consider our role in local communities to be an integral part of the business and we are proud of the places we both live and work in. It has never been more important for us to do all we can to support the communities we serve.

Our community benefit pledge includes:


Employment:
 Employing and developing a local skilled workforce.

Community benefits: Commitment to delivering a diverse range of benefits to local communities wherever there are clear opportunities.

Added value: Encouraging new ideas on how we can best achieve the maximum benefits through our pledge and be willing to provide professional advice to those we work with.

We prefer to self-deliver our projects; the benefit of having the ability to self-deliver the key elements of projects is the reason for success and sustainability of our community benefit model.

Equally important is how our many construction sites respond to the communities they interact with. We are committed to ensuring local residents, who may be affected by our work, are always aware of our site activity and that any inconvenience is minimised. We communicate with local people through a variety of methods including newsletters, letter drops, notice boards, personal visits, our website, local press, and when appropriate, special open days.