Building a sustainable future.
As a construction company, we have a responsibility to the environment, our employees, and to the communities we work in. In response, we have identified four key strands to our sustainability and CSR strategy and developed a series of goals to support each.
Health and wellbeing – We recognise our responsibilities as an employer to safeguard the wellbeing of our people. Our Mental Health First Aid Workplace Responder training offered to individuals across the business is part of our collective responsibility to look out for each other. The training is run by St John Ambulance and on completion, the employees are able to support the board and wider Collins in recognising the signs of poor mental health and how to deliver tools and guidance for workplace wellbeing-management.
Apprenticeship scheme – Collins takes an active role building the next generation of construction professionals. Our apprenticeship scheme is in partnership with London South Bank University and offers students an opportunity to develop valuable skills while they study. Each of our apprentices work with trained project managers to help them acquire hands-on experience and use their knowledge to support their vocational course.
Charities – We support employees who have a close connection to a charity by offering a corporate donation to their cause. Over the past 12 months, Collins has helped raise money for charities including the Wooden Spoon Charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Alzheimer’s Society. We also offer volunteering days across the business to support local organisations and give employees the opportunity to contribute to the wider community.
Supply chain – Our supply chain is key to our high-quality delivery. As part of our long-standing relationships, we regularly review their performance to ensure their commitment to CSR and sustainability targets is maintained. As a business we promote a partnership approach with our supply chain and operate an engagement programme with our top teams to promote best standards and quality across all of Collins projects.
2025 sustainability roadmap – Collins has set out a sustainability roadmap to 2025 so we can continually minimise our environmental impact of our operations year on year. The current roadmap provides the business with a clear and focused journey until 2025. By the end of 2021, Collins achieved: 20% reduction in water consumption, 98% material recycling rate, 99% use of responsibly sourced materials, zero pollution incidents, and an average CCS score of 40.50.
Collins has been carbon neutral since 2019. Working with Carbon Footprint Ltd, Collins funds VCS certified clean energy projects in England and India, to help reduce carbon emissions via the displacement of fossil fuels and to offset our own emissions.
As part of our commitment to operate ethically as a business, we support a number of charities through fundraising events & donations.
Charities we have worked with:
We are considerate constructors
We are one of only 57 Partners of the Considerate Constructors Scheme in the UK. As a Partner, we agree to register all our projects to the scheme and, in doing so, commit to comply with all aspects of the scheme’s code of considerate practice.