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Awards and recognition

Each year we receive a broad range of industry recognition and awards that reflect our position as one of the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solution providers. Through awards, our people are gaining recognition for their outstanding work and commitment to meeting the UK’s national needs. Here’s a selection of the awards Costain has won and been recognised for.

Awards and recognition

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women

Costain has been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021. The alphabetical and unranked list celebrates UK employers that are building gender equality into their business strategy and have committed creating inclusive workplace cultures and women’s progression at work.

Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award

As an organisation we pledged to support the armed forces following the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant in 2018. With seven reservists and 60+ veterans currently employed, we have continued to honour that pledge and benefit from the experience, expertise and specific skills these individuals bring. We received the Gold award in 2021.

BSI kitemark for innovation management

Costain is one of the first to achieve the BSI Kitemark for innovation. It is a world recognised mark of quality and safety and products or services with BSI Kitemark certification have been independently and rigorously tested. The certification gives clients, consumers and organisations confidence in terms of quality and the highest levels of safety and reliability.

Costain's behavioural safety programme

Costain’s behavioural safety programme is awarded platinum status by the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, making it one of only two organisations at this level worldwide. The programme is widely embraced and embedded across the business and throughout our supply chain. The implementation is being led by a team of expert practitioners and professional implementers with high levels of engagement at every level within Costain.

Patron's award

We received the highest-level achievement award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) which recognises organisations who have achieved an exemplary record of 25 plus years of consecutive RoSPA gold awards. Costain won 18 awards at this year's ROSPA.

A responsible company

Costain Group PLC is a Platinum Big Tick company. We have been listed in Business in the Community’s annual Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index). The CR Index helps businesses to assess how successfully they are integrating responsible business practice into their operations by assessing factors ranging from a company’s culture and values to its environmental impact and transparency over pay policies. Costain achieved a score of 93%, which means it has 3.5 stars.



Costain honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces


Four years as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women


Costain leads the way with Kitemark™ certification for innovation in industry


Dr Maxine Mayhew and Isabel Coman listed in Top 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering