At Seddon, we have always put people first, and have worked hard to embed sustainability into the core of business operations to create shared value for business and society.
Our commitment goes beyond ethical workplace practices and environmental efficiencies. We work with our own people and the communities we serve, to make sure we channel our activities where they are wanted and needed the most, helping to effect positive lasting change in the communities where we live and work.
Our CSR programme, Project Neighbourhood, concentrates on four main areas:
- our people
- our partners
- our communities
- our environment
As a business, we understand how we can help to influence societal change, and our CSR programme has been designed to engage in the areas where we can have the strongest impact, with the business reinvesting the equivalent of 25% of our profit into communities. Everyone at Seddon, from the boardroom to the newest recruit, understands our commitment to helping shape thriving and sustainable communities, and we actively encourage our people to stand up and get involved, with activities such as charity, fundraising events and volunteering events.
In September 2017, painter and decorator Jordan Bibby took his life. He was 25 years old, and a much-loved colleague, friend, brother and son.
His passing deeply affected everyone here at Seddon, as work colleagues were left shocked and saddened that they were unable to spot the signs that Jordan was struggling and that he needed help; help that would have come in abundance had he reached out.
Men working in the construction industry are at the highest risk of suicide, with suicide being the leading cause of death for men under 50.
Working with registered charity, Mates in Mind, Seddon have launched Jordan’s Conversation, a toolbox talk designed to raise awareness of mental health, and have created a team of mental health first aiders, trained to recognise the signs that colleagues may be struggling and need help.
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In 2017/18, a period in which the construction industry faced so many challenges, Seddon continued to invest in social responsibility to the value of just over £1m. I’m often asked why do we continue to do so?
The reason is that we have been engaged in our communities for over 121 years and its something we have always done. We won’t think short term, and believe its an investment in the future; the future of our people, our customers, our stakeholders and the industry.
When we work together for a common purpose we can achieve great things. I hope that this document enables us all to celebrate the things we have achieved together.
Well done and thank you to you all.
Business Services Director.