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Sustainability strategy

Costain Cares is our long-term strategy to build a longer-term sustainable business that creates economic, environmental and social value and delivers tangible benefits for stakeholders.

In March 2016, we launched Engineering A Sustainable Tomorrow, the next phase of our 'Costain Cares' journey. The strategy and 2025 targets cover; health and safety, employee development, delivering the highest standards of service and sustainable solutions for customers, the responsible supply chain management, support and contribution to the communities in which we operate and reducing the environmental impact of the work we undertake.

Our Engineering A Sustainable Tomorrow strategy has four overarching goals and these are the fundamental pillars to which we operate; to ensure our Costain is a safe and great place to work, to create a better environment, supporting our local communities and leaving a positive lasting legacy and providing better solutions to the market place.


Ensuring Costain is a safe and great place to work

The safety, health and wellbeing of our people is of the highest importance and is fundamental to the success of the Costain Group. We promote fairness and equality to ensure that we have the best people delivering solutions for our customers.

We are committed to:

  • Never compromising safety
  • Always prioritising health of our people
  • Ensuring all employees are treated and valued equally and we actively promote diverse and equal opportunities
  • Investing in tomorrow’s leaders today
  • Communicating openly and by engaging with our employees, listening to their views on the Company and the issues that affect them


Creating a better environment

We operate in the built environment, where we meet national needs for strategic investment in infrastructure. We compete in the economic environment, where we must deliver value for customers and shareholders. But we must deliver responsibly to the natural environment for the benefit of everyone.

We are committed to:

  • Enhancing biodiversity
  • Using natural resources efficiently
  • Reducing our carbon emissions
  • Protecting the environment


Supporting our local communities and leaving a positive lasting legacy

Our activities in meeting national needs are very much connected with respecting the communities we serve and generating local social value

 We are committed to:

  • Respecting the communities that we serve
  • Investing in the communities we operate
  • Inspiring the next generation
  • Generating local social value


Providing better solutions for the market place

We play an important role in the provision of infrastructure vital for the UK economy. The benefits of investment in infrastructure today will be felt for many years to come.

We are committed to:

  • Providing clients sustainable solutions that enhance their businesses
  • Supply chain collaboration
  • Providing a sustainable and ethical return for our stakeholders
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