We recognise that our business is all about people - clients, staff, suppliers, communities. We aim to build long-term loyalty, have staff that are challenged but contented, and make our supply chain a reflection of the company.
We also believe that we have a key role to play in the communities in which we operate. We know that for many communities, poor cohesion, a lack of employment opportunities and low aspirations of many young people are key issues. We aim to make a difference - by providing employment, work experience, placements and apprenticeships, and by ensuring that we procure goods and services locally wherever possible.
Our ambitions are to:
Leave a lasting legacy in communities, helping them to thrive and prosper by enabling and creating a sustainable built environment.
Have a workforce that is safe, healthy, challenged and contented.
Inspire young people, particularly those who are socially-excluded, by providing opportunities for them to improve their lives.
Add social value to the communities in which we work that is aligned to local needs within the context of wider social environment.
Our milestone target is: To enhance the life prospects of 3,000 young people by 2015.
We strive to be our clients’ first choice when they want to get something new underway. The best way to make sure that happens is to create standout projects each time, offer great service and collaborate with them successfully.
Willmott Dixon succeeds by attracting and keeping the most talented people in the business. To do that we give our staff the chance to learn and develop, promoting the very best. We are always looking at new ways to motivate, support and reward them.
The social and environmental impact of our supply chain is large since we spend about 70% of our turnover with them. They govern the services we supply and the buildings we construct. Our policy ensures we work in partnership with them, engage them on fair terms and conditions and work in mutually beneficial teams.
We improve the lives of people where we work by starting and supporting educational, environmental, social and economic projects. We train people up and offer them apprenticeships. And our people volunteer for community projects, raise money for charity and donate money to local causes.