Creating a better tomorrow



As an independent global practice of consultants, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is at the core of our values, and firmly anchored in our corporate culture.

Our CSR programs reflect how our business aligns its values and behaviours with the expectations and needs of stakeholders. Not simply customers and investors, but employees, suppliers, communities, regulators, special interest groups, and society as a whole.

At Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), we understand this involves more than just making grand promises. We engage and consult with our staff, suppliers, clients, local communities and other key stakeholders.

We are committed to an annual target spend on Socio-Economic Development, with programs developed for the implementation of these initiatives.

We know that doing the right thing matters and we demonstrate our values through our actions.

RLB in Africa is committed to:
  • Fairness and Equality of Opportunity
  • An inclusive and safe working environment
  • Reducing our environmental footprint
  • Purposeful stakeholder engagement
  • Delivering financial, social and environmental value and sustainable outcomes
  • Communicating, monitoring and improving our CSR performance


Investing in our people underpins our continued success.

We know that by building a diverse and inclusive workforce we are building our business for the future. Diversity & Inclusion strategies and policies exist across every area in which we work.

We focus on:
  • Building a diverse workforce by recruiting, retaining, developing and promoting a team that reflects the communities in which we live and work
  • Closing the gender pay gap by increasing the proportion of women in our workforce, particularly within senior positions


We believe in delivering successful and sustainable outcomes for our clients.

We bring our understanding of the longer-term social and economic impact of our activities to help our clients build for a better future.

We focus on:
  • Understanding our clients’ sustainability requirements and embedding these as outcomes of our service delivery
  • Offering a growing suite of sustainability services, including life-cycle costing, carbon modelling, sustainability assessments
  • Measuring or forecasting the Social Value of our projects (social, environmental and economic uplift)
  • Ensuring we work in a sustainable way


We are committed to minimising our environmental impacts and delivering positive environmental outcomes.


We focus on:
  • Reviewing our activities to identify environmental impacts and opportunities for improvement
  • Responsible sourcing of materials and reducing our use of single-use plastic


We give back to the communities in which we live and work, now and in the future.

Our program of CSR, community and social impact activities supports our commitment to creating a better tomorrow.

We focus on:
  • Fundraising and volunteering activities by supporting local, national and international charities and recognising the contribution of our people
  • Building a workforce that is reflective of the communities in which we live and work, which includes encouraging underrepresented groups into construction

Having over 4,300 people based in over 140 offices across more than 40 countries,
means we work on landmark projects across the globe.