Corporate Responsibility deals with how a 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.
As an independent global practice of consultants, Corporate Responsibility is at the core of our values, and is firmly anchored in our corporate culture.
At Rider Levett Bucknall, we understand this involves more than just making grand promises. We engage and consult with our staff, suppliers, clients, insurers, local communities and other key stakeholders.
We know that doing the right thing matters. We go beyond just saying so – we go on to prove it.
At Rider Levett Bucknall, we value and respect the unique contributions of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, to provide exceptional customer service to an equally diverse clientele.
We value our people, and show this by encouraging development, by recognising achievement, and by looking after all aspects of their wellbeing.
We invest in initiatives to help employees grow and excel. These include learning and development opportunities tailored to different life and career stages, and opportunities to work in other parts of our global network to experience different cultures first hand.
Rider Levett Bucknall’s ‘People’ vision is ‘to be a company made up of engaged, motivated, flexible, diverse, competent employees, who effectively support client needs and are a key part in developing the business.’
As an industry leader, Rider Levett Bucknall plays a key role in raising awareness of Corporate Responsibility in the wider construction and property arena. Our staff play leading roles in the profession, actively participating in professional institutions, research and development projects and teaching at universities.
As a customer-centric firm, we place our customers at the heart of how we run our business, ensuring they are treated fairly. It is only through their trust that we are able to maintain a sustainable business.
We communicate, consult and engage with our customers regularly and extensively on an informal basis.
This is supported by a formal biannual engagement process.
We also understand that we can learn from the knowledge and experience in our own supply chain. We regularly evaluate feedback to support our drive for continual improvement and shared learning.
We recognise that the environment is a key aspect of Corporate Responsibility. We are conscious that our commercial activities, and the advice that we give our customers, carries environmental consequences. We are committed to minimizing adverse environmental impacts and maximizing the opportunities for environmental enhancements, in both our own internal practices and in the advice we give to our clients.
Significant parts of the business are ISO14001-certified, and we continue implementing improvement projects:
- Our leadership in RElifing® demonstrates our commitment to creating a sustainable environment
- Our whole-life costing approach helps customers reduce their carbon footprint
- Our influence on design and construction processes reduces landfill waste
- Our development of environmentally aware procurement processes benefits customers
- Our internal processes help reduce our carbon footprint
Rider Levett Bucknall is dedicated to working with our local communities, and supporting charitable activities to achieve social and environmental benefits:
- Support: Giving staff the time and the means to become involved in charitable/community activities
- Recognition: Presenting an award to staff for outstanding achievements
- Reward: Offering staff prizes to demonstrate our appreciation for their efforts
Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement
Rider Levett Bucknall UK Limited is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within both its business and supply chain, and expects those same high standards of its suppliers.