Our offices and sites work actively to become part of the communities in which they are working. We actively support charities and causes both locally and nationally. Our aim is to add value to our society, inspire others and support colleagues, clients and suppliers in their own efforts to share time, skills and resources in their chosen way.
To ensure that all of our employees are open and honest, our business ethically and morally strong and each of us is accountable.
This is evidenced by our customer relations policy that all employees agree to:
Respect people and their local environment, be responsive to the communities in which we work.
We are an active member of Business in the Community and operate local employment initiatives and try and give preference to the local supply chain in order to leave a positive economic legacy after the project is complete. For example, on our White Cart FAS Scheme in Glasgow, VolkerStevin embraced local employment initiatives and developed in line with Glasgow Regeneration Agency and Glenwood Business Centre the Skill to Build Initiative, which involved the training and employment of local long term unemployed people. Our construction co-ordinator liaised with the site team and between them they achieved 75% local labour employment exceeding the 50% target set at the outset.
On the project VolkerStevin also developed a relationship with Glasgow City Council Development and their Regeneration Services Community Benefit Programme Manager. We recognised the key co-ordination role he played between the main contractor and the small to medium size enterprises and appreciated the benefits of employing local enterprises for signs, fencing, tarmac repairs and PAT testing services.