Our employees are highly talented, successful and motivated individuals who are essential to our success. Everything that we do, how we act and how our stakeholders perceive us is crucial to our ongoing success; we are committed to ensuring that we have the right people working for us and manage this process through a robust people strategy.
We value the equality and diversity of our workforce and it is our commitment to ensure that all our employees, potential recruits and other stakeholders are treated fairly and equitably. Selection in recruitment, for training, promotion and any other employment related matter is based upon individual skills and aptitude. We give full consideration to the diverse needs of our employees and potential recruits and are fully compliant with all current legislation; where necessary appropriate arrangements are made for the continued employment and development of disabled persons.
The core values of Henry Boot remain central to our employment proposition and we have built our people strategies around maintaining and enhancing them to the benefit of all stakeholders.
We value the inclusive culture that is present with the Group in which our employees can grow, thrive and succeed. It is important to us that all our employees feel able to be themselves and to perform to their full potential; as an employer we make every effort to ensure that our employees are both engaged in our aims and are provided with the support to enable them to perform their duties to the highest possible standard.
We continue to invest in our employees and are specifically focussing on identifying and developing key talent to ensure we have the succession and capabilities to deliver our expertise year on year.
In April 2021, we launched our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy. This Strategy is one of the core initiatives of our Responsible Business Strategy and will guide our business to collaborate with our people and partners to ensure we offer a workplace that is fair, accessible and rewarding for all of our current and future employees. Please click on the image below to see a summary of our Strategy.
Our Health & Safety
From the Group Board downwards, Henry Boot PLC is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all our stakeholders.
The health and safety of our people and partners is our utmost concern and we are committed through our robust management systems to ensure that health and safety practices and performance are carefully managed and routinely reviewed.
In accordance with all current UK legislation we take all reasonable measures to secure the health and safety of all our employees, sub-contractors, supply chain partner, visitors and members of the public who may be affected by our various business activities.
After being around for 135 years our many stakeholders can have confidence that Henry Boot PLC are fully aware of the many requirements to achieve a robust health and safety culture. We have a clear commitment across all our business operations to promote and develop a proactive safety culture across all our activities.
Our Group Health and Safety Department is responsible for advising and providing guidance to our businesses; additionally they undertake numerous safety audits to ensure compliance with Company procedures and statutory regulations.
We celebrate our good practice through internal and external safety awards, which ensures that we continue to challenge our performance and understanding. We also undertake regular system resilience testing to ensure compliance and to test our understanding in a virtual context.
Henry Boot PLC is under no illusions that it is a huge challenge to continue to ensure that health and safety our top priority in all our business activities.
How is this achieved?
- Tracking – how, why and what needs to be done to improve health and safety matters;
- Simplifying – ensuring the systems and processes remain resilient;
- Empowering our employees with freedom to voice concerns and act to champion their beliefs;
- Thinking – identify areas for continuous improvement;
- Thinking Minds – the most senior Executives at Henry Boot PLC take an active role in ensuring that needs are realised and delivered against to eliminate harm.
Henry Boot Construction's internal management system is certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance for BS OHSAS 18001, an internationally recognised assessment of our occupational health and safety procedures; additionally we maintained accreditations to ISO9001 (Quality Management) and ISO14001 (Environmental Management).