Tarmac’s Contracting Division has been given the national Investors in People (IiP) Excellence in Social Responsibility award in recognition of the steps it has taken to embed corporate social responsibility across its operations. The award was received at the recent annual IiP Awards event.
The award recognises Tarmac’s success through the use of its highways contracts with local authorities and network operators to deliver social value. For example, as part of its long-term highways maintenance programme with Norfolk County Council, the company has undertaken activities aimed at supporting the creation of a sustainable workforce in the area, including hosting placements, holding CV and interview skills sessions for JobCentre Plus and HMP Norwich, and supporting a STEM programme in local secondary schools.
Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac Contracting, said: “This award win reflects the work we’re doing to minimise the impact of operations, while delivering wider social and economic benefits across our contracts, by creating new jobs and developing the skills of our existing workforce and new recruits.”
The CSR accolade follows Tarmac’s recent retention of its IiP Gold accreditation in recognition of its approach to people development and the way the business communicates to employees on how they can support the company’s strategy and ongoing success.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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