People. Places. Planet. Performance.
We are who we are because of our guiding principles. We use these four values – people, places, planet and performance, to make decisions and ensure we’re doing our best for our team, our customers and our planet.
Our four pillars came directly from our people and were recognised as the key attributes of a successful business. We refer to these as our compass and it means we focus on each area equally, keeping our business objectives in balance, for maximum positive impact.
We need to look after our planet, for this generation and the next. We build sustainability into our projects any way we can, and we’re committed to working with our public sector partners to reduce the environmental impact of their facilities.
We’re committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2040, and we have a carbon reduction plan to do this, which includes:
- Reducing energy usage
- Using renewable energy sources where possible
- Maximising the use of local suppliers
- Monitoring business mileage and commuter travel
The community is always at the heart of everything we do.
Whether we’re refurbishing a health centre in a deprived area, helping an NHS Trust tackle health inequalities, or providing work experience placements for local students, we want to be a force for good in the communities we work in.
The future of sport
Recently, grassroots football club Thornaby FC suffered a devastating fire, which caused £130,000 of damage to their clubhouse and equipment. Thornaby FC’s ground is just around the corner from one of our offices, so we knew we had to help. We’ve seen how valuable they are to their local community, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to come together and be active. We think the team are the embodiment of our mission – to improve life in the communities we serve. So we’re sponsoring the training wear for seven of the women’s and girl’s teams, giving them the chance to get back out on the pitch.
We’re always keen to support sportspeople to develop, providing assistance and sponsorship for teams and individuals at Booth Cricket Club, the Greatham White Football Club in Hartlepool, and the GB junior ice hockey team.
Taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks for Dementia UK
The Community Ventures team laced up their boots to take on three of Yorkshire’s highest mountains, battling torrential rain, hail and storms to tackle the 24 mile endurance challenge.
The team’s valiant efforts raised nearly £3,000 for Dementia UK, helping to provide life-changing care for families affected by this condition.
Food for thought
No one in our communities should go hungry, and that’s why we support our local foodbanks.
As well as donating food and other essentials, we also provide financial donations and handmade blankets, hats and gloves, to ensure people who are struggling with food poverty can stay warm and well fed over the winter.