Targets and progress
We track our progress by measuring our performance against Key Performance Indicators linked directly to our Costain Cares strategy.
Ensuring Costain is a safe and great place to work
Vision: Provide a safe working environment free from harm
Target: To continually improve safety performance with a zero tolerance approach
Measure: Accident Frequency Rate (AFR)
Our lowest ever AFR.
Vision: Attract, retain and develop the best people for the Costain Group
Target: To provide initiatives and working conditions in order to retain key staff
Measure: Employee Engagement
75% of employees think Costain is a great place to work.
Target: To value diversity and inclusion in the workforce
Measure: % female employees, % Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees
|% Female employees||20.02||19.0||19.0||19.4||22.2|
|% BAME employees||9.60||11.0||7.2||8.0||6.6|
Increasing numbers of female employees.
Our performance assessment tool is used to assess the performance of key suppliers on a regular basis against a number of indicators including Health and Safety, programme, commercial and quality performance. The assessment and results are used as a basis for discussion with each strategic and preferred supplier of their performance and to put in place, where necessary, actions to improve performance.
Creating a better environment
Vision: Reduce our impact on climate change
Target: To reduced our measured emissions
Measure: Tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent emissions
|Total||Scope 1||Scope 2|
In accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013, we have adjusted our carbon reporting boundaries. Emissions under this regulation cover scope 1 and 2 emissions for all Costain Group activities, including overseas interests and joint ventures, in which the company has a 50% or greater financial stake. In 2014, we expanded our scope of reporting to incorporate all scope 1 and 2 emissions where Costain has a financial interest.
Vision: Conserve natural resources through effective waste management
Target: Reduce the amount of waste generated and the amount of waste going to landfill
Measure: % waste diverted from landfill
|% waste diverted from landfill||93||94||95||93||89|
Vision: Protecting the environment
Target: Reduce our environmental incidents year on year
Measure: Environmental incident frequency rate (EIFR) (number of environmental incidents per 1,000,000 man hours)
Better staff training has led to an increase in awareness and the reporting of incidents. No environmental prosecutions, cautions or notices in the last eight years.
Supporting our local communities and leaving a positive lasting legacy
Vision: Support the local communities in which we operate, ensuring we leave a lasting legacy
Measure: Charitable donations
We continue to support various charities local to our operations and via the Costain Community Chest, where small donations are made by the Company to support employee charity involvement.
Measure: Group average score in the Considerate Constructors Scheme
|Group Average CCS score||41.3||40.6|
A positive increase in the average Considerate Constructors Scheme score, out of 50
Providing Better Solutions for the Marketplace
Vision: Provide sustainable solutions and the highest standards of service for our customers
Measure: Customer satisfaction
Vision: Operate a collaborative, responsible supply chain where our partners support us in delivering efficient, innovative and sustainable solutions
Target: Average key supplier performance score of greater than 50%
Measure: Supplier performance