Willmott Dixon Holdings Board

Sustainable Development performance is reported monthly to the Holdings Board which retains overall responsibility for sustainable development. Jonathon Porritt, former chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, Founder Director and Trustee of Forum for the Future, is Non-Executive Director (to July 2022 when he will be succeeded by Julie Hirigoyen, CEO, of the UK Green Building Council).

Willmott Dixon Holdings Sustainability Committee

Our Holdings Sustainability Committee chaired by Group Chief Executive, Rick Willmott, drives change which helps the business address the risks and opportunities of a low-carbon and sustainable built environment, and positions Willmott Dixon as an industry leader in sustainable development. It also sets the strategic direction for our community investment work through the Willmott Dixon Foundation and monitors progress against our targets. It is an executive committee of the Holdings Board. Alongside Rick and Jonathon (Julie Hirigoyen from July 2022), the other members of the Holdings Sustainability Committee are John Waterman, Chief Operating Officer, Willmott Dixon Construction, Mike Hart, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive, Fortem, Graham Dundas, Chief Finance Officer and Julia Barrett, Chief Sustainability Officer.

Willmott Dixon Sustainability Team

The Sustainability Team develops, advises and supports the company's sustainable development work, ensuring that strategy, policy, process and delivery are consistent, and implemented in line with leading industry best practice.

Company Boards

Our Interiors’ business and local company boards of our Construction businesses coordinate the development and delivery of local sustainability initiatives. Local company managing directors, through their nominated sustainable development directors, are responsible for reviewing, approving and ensuring the delivery of local initiatives.

Local company leadership

Each local company has a team of environmental and social sustainability managers, supported by local champions, to drive the implementation of sustainability initiatives.

Importantly, our structures provide a two-way communication which allows employees across the Group to influence the development of policies and procedures, and recommend improvements where required.

We also engage staff each year formally in sustainable development issues through our annual staff survey.