There are many things about Willmott Dixon that we believe makes us unique.
Our award-wining approach to the environment, our people and partnering are just three examples.
As one of the largest privately owned companies specialising in construction, development and support services, we pride ourselves on strong family values of loyalty, respect, honesty and openness. They are embedded in everything we do.
We strive to lead our industry’s transition to a low carbon economy, and are the only company in our sector that aims to be carbon neutral and send zero waste to landfill by 2012. We are on the way to achieving this as last year we diverted 85 per cent of site waste from landfill. Our vision for sustainable development is led by the renowned environmental Jonathon Porritt, who is a non-executive director.
Just as in the 1990s we led the way with Partnering, which has now become the accepted way to deliver projects on time and budget, we are taking new initiatives with sustainability, including our unique 10 point sustainable criteria for all projects. This is the means of measuring our building site progress to being a true sustainable business.
We have one of the best retention rates in the industry and on average people stay with us for over ten years. We also have more ethnic minority and female employees (six and 17.4 per cent) than the industry average (3.8 and 14.7 per cent).
Diversity, respect and career development are essential for our people, and it’s one of the reasons we have been the highest placed major contactor in the Sunday Times Best Companies list for the past two years. We also made history in 2009 when Gemma Sapiano became the first women to win gold at the prestigious Construction Manager of the Year awards.