Social & Culture

2017/18 Objectives & Targets

We understand the important role we play in a diverse range of communities.

We actively engage with our neighbours and aim to offer community benefits which deliver attractive, safe and well-connected cohesive communities.

Contributing to local education is vital to developing a well-educated population capable of becoming tomorrow’s engineers and addressing the current construction skills gap.

Our Project Community Benefit Plans aim to tackle local social issues and support a society which promotes and protects culture, heritage and the Welsh language. They encourage people to participate in the arts, sport and recreation.

As well as providing the infrastructure to enable economic progression, we must leave a lasting positive community legacy.

2016/17 Highlights

We really wanted to inspire the next generation of Civil Engineers.

With an aim of addressing the current skills gap within the construction sector we have stepped up our efforts to engage with school pupils and students. Our Health & Safety mascot Sally Safesteps visited 2,632 pupils and we engaged with 2,421 secondary school and college students through careers fairs and the ICE Bridge to Schools Programme. Our Public Liaison Officers have really embedded themselves within their communities, identifying and addressing community issues. We have increased our support of important community groups, clubs and charities by 42%.

Objectives Targets
Support the development of well connected, cohesive communities which are attractive, viable and safe places to live All projects registered under Considerate Constructors Scheme to achieve an average score of 40

Undertake “Project Community Surveys” on all CCS projects achieving 80% satisfaction

Achieve Silver membership status under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

Increase our support of local charities, clubs and community groups through sponsorship and provision of resource by 5%

Develop a skilled and well educated population which is able to access full-time employment and raise awareness of careers within the construction industry Engage with 1,500 primary school pupils utilising Sally Safesteps

Engage with 1,500 secondary school/college students highlighting careers within the construction industry

Encourage a healthy society in which we care for the physical and mental well-being of our people Run 10 project specific Well-being Programmes providing access to relevant support
Provide a fair, inclusive and respectful work place in which all our people can reach their full potential regardless of background or personal circumstances Increase our Female to Male ratio to 15:85

Achieve Level 2 Disability Confident Employer

Provide support to staff wishing to learn the Welsh Language