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Key to our sustainable development strategy is the wellbeing of our people, our customers, our supply chain partners, and the communities in which we work.

Our 2018 achievements

  • We enhanced the life chances of 1,414 young people, taking us 89% of the way towards our 2020 of 10,000

  • The value of our community investment through the Willmott Dixon Foundation was £1.4m - equivalent to around £644 for every one of our people

  • 81% of our people took part in community activities

  • Our people donated over 34,000 hours delivering these activities

  • Almost 99,000 lives touched by the community activities we delivered

  • Our people raised £157k for good causes

  • We came 4th in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to work for list and won the ‘Discovering Potential’ award

  • In 2018 we were one of only six companies to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Promoting Opportunity)

  • Our 2018 employee engagement score was 80%

  • 90% of our people say they are proud to work for Willmott Dixon, and 87% understand why sustainability is a business priority

  • 98% of our people agreed ‘my organisation encourages charitable activities’ (Best companies 2019)

  • We launched the first Prisoner Apprenticeship Pathway

  • We spent £221k with social enterprises

  • Around 10% of our people are now trained Mental Health First Aiders on construction sites and in offices nationwide

  • We hosted nearly 3,000 school and college careers events, with around 18,000 young people attending

  • We spent £3.4m on learning and development – that’s around £1.5k per employee

  • 21% of our people have more than 10 years’ service

  • Supporting local economies: for projects procured via the SCAPE framework, 77% of spend was within 40 miles

  • Average construction customer satisfaction score of 88%.

  • 73% of our construction business’ customers rated us a 9 or 10 out of 10 for our delivery of social/community criteria

  • 73% of 2018 work was through frameworks and 67% was repeat business

  • Payments to our supply chain partners were paid within an average of 32 days from valuation – the second best payment time in the industry