As a responsible contractor we recognise the promotion of good considerate practice and are keen participants in the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which aims to raise standards of construction through better management and presentation of sites. We firmly believe will improves our business reputation, professionalism and relations with our neighbours, the communities in which we work, and society at large. All of our sites are registered with Considerate Constructors Scheme, where we comply with the eight-point code of considerate practice:
- Environmentally aware
- A Good Neighbour
Through the adoption of the Considerate Constructors scheme, noise, vibration and dust are continuously monitored and kept to a minimum on all sites. Neighbours and adjoining owners will be informed when noisy activities are required to be carried out, these works will be undertaken at such a time as to minimise nuisance as far as is practicable possible, the same would apply to vibration. With regards to dust, activities would be carried out using water suppression wherever possible and all access routes, footpaths and parking areas would be kept clean and tidy. Our average CCS score for 2013 is 38, this is a year on year improvement.
We operate a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy considering not only the community where our sites are located, but the local communities to our Head Office in Cheltenham. We will work to:
- Effectively communicate with the local community and stakeholders by providing newsletters, information boards and online information and feedback forums on our projects. Site staff will also work with local communities and local authorities providing project specific and construction information through talks and presentations.
- Work with local skills and employment organisations to provide employment opportunities for local people.
- Work with local schools and colleges through site visits as well as specific involvement such as support with relocation of plants and animals.
- Supporting local groups through charitable donations either directly or through provision of services or materials.
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Silver Corporate Member
We are delighted to be supporting Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust once again. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust relies on the county's businessess and their employees to care about their local environment and its wildlife and we support their commitment to the environment within which we work and play.
Over the years Britannia employees have contributed to many local and national charities. Britannia raised £4,225 for the year 2011 for the British Heart Foundation and Dorothy House charities. In 2012 we raised £5000 for MacMillan. This year the charities are as follows:-
The Milestone School
The Milestone School is a community special school that provides for approximately 290 children with a wide range of specialist educational needs between the ages of 2 to 16. They deliver learning through an active learning curriculum which incorporates lots of fun as well as new experiences. For more information visit www.themilestoneschool.ik.org
Aphasia is an acquired disorder and affects a person's ability to communicate. Usually, aphasia is caused by an injury to the language centre of the brain. Damage to this area is most often the result of stroke, brain tumour or progressive neurological diseases. For more information visit www.aphasianow.org.
If you would like your charity to be included in the list for 2013 - 2014, please email your details and information about your charity to firstname.lastname@example.org