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Corporate Responsibility Scheme of the Year

A successful corporate responsibility scheme can play a vital role in getting stakeholders on side and leaving a lasting legacy, as our six finalists have all demonstrated.

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme arcadis uk

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme arcadis uk

Arcadis UK: Professional Construction Apprenticeship Academy

Arcadis developed and now manages the Professional Construction Apprenticeship Academy in Wales, which began in partnership with the Welsh Government in March 2012.

The academy aims to identify talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in south Wales and give them an opportunity to fulfil their potential in construction. The PCAA is now in its fifth year with 80 apprentices proceeding through the academy – set to rise to 100 in 2017. All apprentices on the programme are found full-time employment by Arcadis in Wales, with 33 continuing their study onto university to date.

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme bam construct

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme bam construct

Bam Construct UK: Enhancing Lives

Bam Construct UK worked with parent company Royal Bam to set itself a challenge: committing all Bam operating companies to support a target to ‘enhance one million lives by 2020’.

The UK division turned to its young people in 2016 to ask how they would achieve such a challenging goal, setting trainees a challenge to enhance lives in their own communities. Each team approach this differently, but in the space of a few months had delivered 75 student engagement activities, worked with nine charities, refurbished three community facilities and volunteered more than 1,300 hours.

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme carillion kier jv

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme carillion kier jv

Carillion Kier Joint Venture: M6 J16-19 Smart Motorway Programme

This Smart Motorway project aims to improve congestion on a busy stretch of the M6 by adding running lanes and signs to manage traffic flow.

The project team developed a CSR strategy consisting of a community engagement plan and another around skills and employment, linked to the National Skills Academy for Construction.

The team has undertaken numerous initiatives with the local community to try to leave a lasting legacy long after the project has finished, working tirelessly with them to discover where they can benefit often-overlooked groups.

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility  morgan sindall construction north east and cumbria oastler

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility morgan sindall construction north east and cumbria oastler

Morgan Sindall Construction (North East & Cumbria): University of Huddersfield – Oastler Building

Morgan Sindall tendered for the Oastler Building with a strategy that echoed the University of Huddersfield’s own localism agenda.

With an ambitious employment and skills plan in place, Morgan Sindall significantly exceeded its targets, employing 73 per cent local labour against a target of 50 per cent, 10 apprenticeships against a target of five, and investing 26 per cent of its supply chain spend within 16 km (target: 10 per cent).

The strategy has pushed up business sustainability targets and given corporate responsibility a more prominent focus in Morgan Sindall’s North-west business.

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme new era development uk bowmer and kirkland school girls site visit

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme new era development uk bowmer and kirkland school girls site visit

New Era Development UK: New Era Square – Sheffield’s Chinatown

Set to be the city’s new urban destination, New Era Square aims to bring together the city’s communities. The £65m project will consist of student accommodation, private residences, offices and more to create Sheffield’s own Chinatown.

The team behind the scheme has worked extensively with the local populace during its planning, helping the Sheffield Chinese Community Centre host the New Year celebrations at City Hall in February this year, and has been recognised in awards from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester.

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme novus property solutions skills 4 life at the macari centre

Cita 2017 corporate responsibility scheme novus property solutions skills 4 life at the macari centre

Novus Property Solutions: Changing Lives

Changing Lives is Novus Property Solutions’ flagship corporate responsibility initiative, supporting hundreds of social value projects and donating more than £120,000 to charities and good causes.

The company’s entire workforce is engaged with the programme – and its importance is reflected in the fact that Novus has a dedicated CSR team with its own annual budget.

One project, which completed in January 2017, involved creating a new Premier Inn Training Centre for a Shropshire college that works with young people with learning disabilities.

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