Our people are highly talented, successful and motivated individuals who are essential to our success. They are our greatest asset! 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 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.
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.
Health & Wellbeing
It is essential for us to make sure our people are healthy and fulfilled in their roles.
We recognise that circumstances and people’s needs are evolving, and that it’s more important than ever to foster an open and honest culture, where people are encouraged to discuss their wellbeing.
Workplace health and wellbeing relates to all aspects of our working lives, from the quality and safety of our physical environment to how we feel about our work.
Earlier this year we launched a Health & Wellbeing handbook and programme, containing information relating to the ways we support our people to look after their own wellbeing and that of others around them.
These resources are available to support and improve wellbeing, to make the workplace a healthier and fulfilling environment. There are tools that offer support on a variety of topics, not only in the workplace but for home lives as well.
Take a look at our Health and Wellbeing handbook here for an introduction to the support we offer, and to discover our evolving approach to health and wellbeing and how we are ensuring it is given focus.
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.
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.
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 ISO 45001, an internationally recognised assessment of our occupational health and safety procedures; additionally we maintained accreditations to ISO9001 (Quality Management) and ISO14001 (Environmental Management).