‘People-Planet-Purpose’ is VolkerWessels UK’s Sustainability framework.
The framework builds on excellent foundations and unlocks our desire to take bold action to balance the needs of the environment and society alongside our growth as a business.
It makes the commitment that 2020-2030 will be our ‘Decade of Action’ and sets a flexible, agile and empowering structure for our organisation. It also enables us to convey to our stakeholders our collective ambitions and achievements.
Each of the People-Planet-Purpose pillars has three ‘themes’ and a total of 23 high level metrics, which allow us to measure and monitor performance.
Our pillars and themes
People - putting people at the heart of our approach
This pillar respects the fact that our workforce is fundamental to the delivery of our framework, and the need to empower our people to be the drivers of sustainable and responsible change. Our people are the foundation of our business, so their safety and wellbeing will remain our priority, as will our desire to ensure our workplace is an inclusive and inspiring place to be.
Planet – protecting and enhancing our natural environment
Each of our projects is unique and, as such, the environmental risks and opportunities that they present are unique. Our ability to address these risks professionally, combined with creatively assessing the opportunities available to us to deliver no net loss or, better still, net positive solutions, will ensure we act responsibly and proactively.
Purpose – being a trusted, forward thinking and respected business of choice by delivering long-term social value
Making responsible and forward-thinking choices about the way our projects are executed, and how they will deliver social value, will support our overall vision to be the contractor of choice and encourage us to be a good neighbour in the communities in which we work.
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