Wherever we can, we build our relationships with the community, our neighbours and those that could potentially be affected by any project we’re involved in.
We know that clients seek suppliers who support and share their social value, but that’s not just our incentive for giving back. Our community is important to us and we want to build on those existing connections to broaden our abilities and do more for the local public.
We have an extensive range of initiatives, spanning from apprenticeships (link to careers page) to diversity in the workplace (link to diversity section of policy page), all of which we monitor and amend wherever possible.
Our apprenticeship scheme has run for many years, hoping to fulfil the gap in the industry and give young people, or those looking to increase their construction skillsets, the opportunity to grow and fill those gaps that everyone in the industry is feeling right now.
Sustainability comes into every project, as well as our internal processes, with consistent monitoring to ensure we are doing everything possible on and off-site. On site, we try to influence material choices and methods of working. Within the office, we have engaged in paper-free schemes, upgraded our appliances for efficiency and have installed solar panels and EV charging points.
Having built from our roots in Canterbury, we like to sponsor and help at any city event that we can, including the Canterbury Festival, St Edmund’s Festival and being a key sponsor of the Canterbury Rugby Football Club.
We proudly hold three key ISO standards that cover Health & Safety, Environmental and Data Management, which all contribute to our involvement in the considerate constructors scheme. Because of these, we are aware of every action we take and those that will be impacted by those decisions.
Abbott will continue to try to build on our social value and improve the ways that we work, considering every employee, client, apprentice, end user, consultant and anyone else working alongside our committed team.