The Willmott Dixon Foundation
A purpose beyond profit
We've a purpose beyond profit - that the energy, passion and commitment of our people can strengthen society's well-being beyond the buildings we create.
Sustainability is at the heart of our business. Since 1852 we have been passionate about leaving the right sort of social, environmental and economic legacy.
Being sustainable helps us protect our own future against resource scarcity. It enables us to attract and retain good people. It means we can create whole life value for our customers and partners, and for the users of the buildings we construct.
For Willmott Dixon, sustainability means:
Sustainability is embedded in everything we do: time, cost, quality, our customers, our product, our business, our people, our services and ultimately our legacy and our growth.
You can find out more about our approach via the windows below.
A purpose beyond profit
Each year management trainees from across our business are nominated to take part in the Foundation Trainee Challenge.
If you follow us on Twitter, you might have noticed the odd photo featuring a cuddly toy tiger called Kami, in exotic locations around the world.
Holders of Business in the Community's CommunityMark.
We are the first organisation in our sector to achieve The Carbon Trust's new supply chain certification.
To offset our 2016 carbon emissions, we invested in the following projects
We are one of only a handful of companies in our sector to achieve the accreditation.
Willmott Dixon is committed to sourcing timber and timber products from well-managed forests.
We were the first carbon neutral construction and support services company
As a responsible business we prioritise efficiency and reducing our emissions
How we are reducing our emissions
Our procurement choices can have a huge impact
We ensure our fleet and working methods cause a minimal level of emissions
We have a responsible and environmentally-friendly approach to work
We actively seek to reduce carbon emissions wherever we operate
Our commitment and systems help us manage environmental impact at each stage of a project
Reducing water usage across our business operations and our buildings.
We have clear reporting boundaries which are in line with the requirements of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Green House Gas Protocol
Waste and recyling at our construction sites and through our supply chain.
We look beyond our immediate activities to see how we can add value to local communities
Being good neighbours during construction
Whether we are constructing a building or maintaining properties we seek to develop the types of activities that will be of the most value for a particular community
Spending a project budget locally is an important way in which we support the local community
Download our reviews and policy statement
Ensuring staff have the right skills and knowledge to deliver sustainable development
Setting out our goals and aspirations
We are leaders in the design and construction of sustainable buildings
Using industry benchmarks to improve sustainability performance
Our work experience programme
We encourage employees and visitors to choose active modes of travel, adopt sustainable travel behaviours and in turn reduce traffic congestion and pollution.
We manage our risks and maximise opportunities
Our monitoring and reporting systems are amongst the most advanced in our industry
Meet the boards and teams who guide our sustainability agenda
We evaluate projects and use the information to improve our future work
We've been on this journey since 1852
A specification standard detailing how to demonstrate carbon neutrality, produced and published by the British Standards Institution (BSI)
We are carbon neutral and invest in overseas projects that offset our emissions and benefit communities
We employ experts to work with our clients and invest significantly in research and development
Managing the materials we use in our business
Walking and cycling challenge fundraising
Leading a movement to protect and enhance the nation’s forests and woodlands
Launch of Creating Britain's Future campaign