Vision and values
Willmott Dixon is a privately owned company that values innovation, partnership, sustainability and people
Willmott Dixon Holdings Board
Sustainable Development performance is reported monthly to the Holdings Board which retains overall responsibility for sustainable development. Jonathon Porritt, former chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, Founder Director and Trustee of Forum for the Future, is Non-Executive Director.
Willmott Dixon Holdings Sustainability Committee
Our Holdings Sustainability Committee chaired by Group Chief Executive, Rick Willmott, drives change which helps the business address the risks and opportunities of a low-carbon and sustainable built environment, and positions Willmott Dixon as an industry leader in sustainable development. It is an executive committee of the Holdings Board. Alongside Rick and Jonathon, the other members of the Holdings Sustainability Committee are John Waterman, Chief Operating Officer, Willmott Dixon Construction, Mike Hart, Chief Operating Officer, Willmott Dixon Interiors, Graham Dundas, Chief Finance Officer and Julia Barrett, Chief Sustainability Officer.
Willmott Dixon Foundation Board
The Foundation Board sets the strategic direction for our community investment work and monitors progress against our targets. The Board is chaired by Group Chief Executive, Rick Willmott, and, like the Holdings Sustainability Committee reports directly to the Group Holdings Board.
Willmott Dixon Group Sustainability
Group Sustainability develops, advises and supports the Group's sustainable development work, ensuring that strategy, policy, process and delivery are consistent across the Group, and implemented in line with leading industry best practice.
Our Interiors’ business and local company boards of our Construction businesses coordinate the development and delivery of local sustainability initiatives. Local company managing directors, through their nominated sustainable development directors, are responsible for reviewing, approving and ensuring the delivery of local initiatives.
Local company leadership
Each local company has a team of environmental and social sustainability managers, supported by local champions, to drive the implementation of sustainability initiatives.
Importantly, our structures provide a two-way communication which allows employees across the Group to influence the development of policies and procedures, and recommend improvements where required.
We also engage staff each year formally in sustainable development issues through our annual staff survey.