At the heart of our business are our core values, which demonstrate our clearly-defined objectives to everyone. They state who we are, how we work, what we believe in and what we stand for. Our core values set out how we act and how we and our colleagues expect to be treated.
Safe Working is our prime objective because lives depend on it. We passionately care about the safety of our people and behave as safety leaders. We are committed to preventing injuries and ill health to our people and those we work with so everyone returns home safely. We provide our people with the training, knowledge and tools to work safely and prevent accidents. We are focused on assuring the safety of everything we design, construct, operate and maintain. We manage risk in a structured, systematic manner and disseminate our performance requirements and successes to all colleagues, clients and industry organisations that we are members of.
People are genuinely our greatest asset. We have a professional, and high performing team who are focused on delivering a unique service. By drawing on our global expertise we anticipate challenges and utilise our global experience to overcome them. We attract, develop and retain the best people, treating each other with honesty, compassion and respect. Our company culture is based on enjoying our work and living in a world of continuous personal development. This culture promotes job satisfaction, within a good work/life balance.
Working together is the cornerstone of our business as it needs healthy relationships with our clients, colleagues, associate companies, suppliers and advisors. We build on synergy and believe in strong bonds that are mutually beneficial. We always want to truly understand the people we are working with. Our intention is always to anticipate their needs and strive to exceed their expectations. Each individual in our organisation contributes to the quality of the relationships that we build and we actively work towards continual improvement and open communication.
A healthy attitude to social responsibility is integral to our business. We make a positive difference to the communities in which we work, and actively look for ways to help. We believe that it is our duty to hire and develop local people and utilise local supply chains where they can meet our quality standards. Our commitment to minimising the impact of our activities on the environment is demonstrated by our ISO 14001 accreditation under which we try to conserve resources, reduce waste and emissions, and prevent environmental pollution. We work with our clients to provide best-in-class environmental solutions.
Our reputation has been built over more than 25 years and we jealously guard it. This requires us to act honestly and honourably. Integrity is the keystone, as important as our ability to deliver, so that we build trust and act with honesty even in the most challenging conditions. Our Business Ethics Policy is sacrosanct and we rigorously comply with all local rules and regulations and thereby foster a culture of transparency and responsibility. We will investigate all violations and complaints should they arise and will take appropriate action.
Thinking outside the box has given us a competitive advantage through promoting team thinking and sharing. Our colleagues are encouraged to challenge established practices and always work towards achieving continuous improvement. All of our colleagues are committed to delivering thought through solutions to every challenge.
We did not register our business as a charity and therefore expect to receive a fair reward for our business performance. We are cost aware and carefully manage our own, and our customers’, costs for the benefit of both. We manage financial risk systematically and disseminate our financial performance appropriately.