A welcomed neighbour
As part of our commitment to people, community and planet, we register all McLaren construction sites with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
Established in 1997, the Considerate Constructors Scheme is an independent non-profit organisation committed, as we are, to improving the public image of the construction industry.
By registering all of our construction projects with the Scheme, we commit to a Code of Considerate Practice, which is designed to encourage the best possible practice during all stages of work.
Going above and beyond the basic statutory requirements of the sector, the Code helps us to ensure that all of our sites are beneficial for the people working on and around them, the community in which they are situated, and the planet as a whole.
The Scheme promotes aspirational qualities within the construction industry, and these are qualities we at McLaren prioritise in all we do:
- Competent management
- Awareness of environmental issues
Dedicated to minimising the negative impact of construction on people’s lives, the Code helps us to ensure that our core values are always at the heart of the projects we undertake:
- Protecting the health and safety of our employees and the general public
- Respecting the needs and values of the communities in which we work
- Doing all we can to reduce the environmental impact of construction
Registration to the Scheme is voluntary. We choose to use this Scheme because we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our projects adhere to the highest possible standards, and because in doing so we improve the standards of the entire construction industry.
The Scheme upholds registered companies to five tenets that are fundamental to these qualities, and which are in keeping with our own core values:
Care about Appearance
Our aim is to represent the industry in the best possible light, so we keep our work sites organised, clean and tidy. All of our staff are committed to presenting the best possible public image. Our equipment is modern and our facilities are well-presented. The external appearance of our sites is always considered.
Respect the Community
Our aim is to cause as little disruption as possible during our work. We set out to treat the community with respect and courtesy, ensuring people are kept informed every step of the way. We make it easy to raise issues, and we aim to address complaints immediately. We also actively improve the areas we operate in by supporting the local economy.
Protect the Environment
We take the least impactful course of action in our projects, putting environmental concerns first. We minimise waste and promote sustainable resources. We consciously reduce the impact of vibration, air, light and noise pollution. It is our goal to be sensitive to the local ecology, including landscape, wildlife, vegetation and water sources.
Secure everyone’s Safety
We have systems in place that ensure the safety of our employees, visitors and the public / neighbours. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and fostering a culture that embraces and enhances safety performance.
Value the Workforce
Staff satisfaction and happiness is our continuing goal, and our employees are supported, encouraged, valued and respected in all aspects of the company. We maintain high standards of welfare, and ensure that the wellbeing of our workforce is considered in everything we do.
As leaders in the sector, we wish to promote good practice throughout the industry as a whole. Our involvement with the Scheme motivates other industry members to register, and to uphold their own business to these high standards. Improving the standards of the industry leads to better management, better work practices, and an improved benefit for people, community and planet.
It is our duty to lead by example, inspiring all who contribute to the industry to set ever-higher standards. We also seek to share our knowledge and experience, ensuring that the sector continues to grow and develop.
We are dedicated to generating a positive public image for the construction industry, and registering with the Scheme helps us to achieve that goal. The Scheme is in line with our own core values, putting people, community and planet first.
To create a positive perception of the construction industry, we commit to:
- Register all our construction sites with the Considerate Constructors Scheme. We will target an average score of 40 across all our projects, showcasing excellence and innovation in construction management
- Minimise the disruption associated with work at our construction sites and address complaints in a timely and appropriate manner
- Interact and share knowledge with other industry leaders. By publicly showcasing our work, we lead by example and demonstrate how we have been able to contribute positively to local communities