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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:
In September 2020, we launched our new sustainability strategy, ‘Now or Never’, with a series of ambitious targets to achieve by 2030. The strategy and ambitions are themed to deliver Brilliant Buildings, to Build Lives and enable a Better Planet. Read about the ambitions of the strategy here.
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.
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Each year management trainees from across our business are nominated to take part in the Foundation Trainee Challenge.
Last year our senior community engagement manager Ben Silsby was crowned our Sustainability Champion of the Year at our sustainability awards. He is now embarking on a trip to Borneo, to visit one of our carbon offsetting projects...
We are the first organisation in our sector to achieve The Carbon Trust's new supply chain certification.
We are one of only a handful of companies in our sector to achieve the accreditation.
Carbon offsetting: The Uganda Borehole Rehabilitation Project
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 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.
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
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'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 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