CE100

BAM was the first major construction company to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Economy 100 group, which is a global platform bringing together leading companies, emerging innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The programme is based on the principle that more value can be gained from collective problem solving than can be achieved by working alone. We are actively collaborating with other members, sharing best practices, new ideas and exploring how to remove barriers to a more circular economy.



Supply Chain School

BAM is a partner in The Supply Chain Sustainability School, a free online training facility open to all subcontractors and suppliers to improve their sustainability knowledge and business practices. The school is a collaboration funded by its partners, consisting of major contractors, CITB-Construction Skills, clients and suppliers, to promote a common approach to sustainability. Launched in June 2012, it has over 5,000 individual members from 2,500 companies. The hope is that with the right knowledge and skills, contractors and suppliers will be equipped to meet the growing challenges presented by the sustainability agenda, forge new business opportunities and realise commercial benefits as a result. BAM is represented on the leadership board, and has hosted Supplier Days and Responsible Sourcing Workshops, allowing us to engage with our suppliers on a one to one basis. 

UK Green Building Council

BAM is a Gold Leaf member of the UK’s Green Building Council (part of a network of global green building councils). UKGBC is a membership organisation that campaigns for a sustainable built environment. BAM has been an active member of the Green Building Guidance Task Group (which has led to the development of the UK-GBCs Pinpoint web based platform) and the Zero Carbon Non-Domestic Building Task force (which has lobbied for government to introduce a road map towards achieving zero carbon buildings by 2019). We are also represented on the Member’s committee and were one of the first signatories to the Member’s Commitment.

Build UK

Build UK brings together 27 of the construction industry’s largest main contractors and 40 leading trade associations representing over 11,500 specialist contractors, providing a strong collective voice for the contracting supply chain in construction. Build UK focuses on key industry issues that can deliver change and enable the contracting supply chain to improve the efficiency and delivery of construction projects to the benefit of the industry’s clients.

Grown in Britain

BAM was a founding member of the Grown in Britain Contractors Group, set up to identify and overcome the barriers to the use of British grown timber in construction. Grown in Britain is a campaign to help grow the market for home grown timber. It is the Government’s response to the backlash following its proposals to sell off large areas of UK woodland in 2010. It has brought together government and industry to identify the barriers restricting the use of home-grown timber, and ultimately overcome these to increase its use. BAM, as a supporter of the Grown in Britain campaign and member of the construction task group, is working with a selected number of major contractors to identify the barriers to the use of home-grown timber, and try and find solutions.

London Benchmarking Group

BAM has recorded its community investment using the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Model since 2010.  We are also part of the Property Sector steering group.  LBG allows us to measure and report on our community investment in terms of time, cash and in-kind donations.  We also use LBG to understand the impact that BAM has had in the communities in which we work.

ENCORD

BAM is a founding member of the European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development. Members of ENCORD represent some of the largest construction enterprises in Europe and Globally. ENCORD's focus is to share knowledge and collaborate across industry on key areas of innovation. BAM Construct UK chaired the Sustainability Working Group of ENCORD on behalf of Royal BAM Group. Key successes include the development of the Construction CO2e Measurement Protocol, approved as a source of worldwide guidance by the World Resources Institute (publishers of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol), and also referenced in the Global Reporting Initiative Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement. A Waste Measurement Protocol has also recently been developed.



CRASH

BAM is a patron and active supporter of CRASH, the construction industry’s charity tackling homelessness. We partner with CRASH not only to fundraise but fundamentally to use our expertise, skills and professional advice in collaboration with other patrons to improve the hostels, day centres and accommodation of front-line homelessness agencies.

CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is our current national charity partner, voted for by our employees. We have committed to raise at least £100,000 over two years, through a variety of staff fundraising activities. This will fund 4,000 hours of support for young patients from CLIC Sargent's cancer care professionals. CLIC Sargent aims to allow young cancer patients to thrive not just survive. We don't just fundraise though - volunteering opportunities, advice, guidance, training and promoting the services CLIC Sargent offer are all ways our staff work with our national charity partner.

 

Mental Health Foundation

BAM has recently established a partnership with the Mental Health Foundation (MHF). Working with MHF will allow us to increase awareness of mental health issues within the BAM workplace and will help us to develop information and interventions to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the BAM workforce.

Construction Industry Training Board

BAM is represented on the Construction Industry Training Board’s governing body, and also provides the current Chair of the CITB Grant Scheme Working Party. This allows us to influence discussions on how funding is allocated to the construction industry in order to incentivise training within the industry.

BiTC Corporate Responsibility Index

Developed in consultation with business leaders, the CR Index is the leading voluntary benchmark for corporate sustainability. In addition to being a public exercise in transparency the CR Index is a robust tool to help companies systematically measure, manage and integrate responsible business practice. BAM has taken part since 2007, and helped guide the development of our approach and help us improve our performance each year. In 2012 we reached our goal of achieving ‘Platinum’ Status and have retained this for 2013. This acknowledges that we integrate corporate responsibility into our business model and have clear responsibilities and incentive structures at board and operational levels. We’ve also been able to demonstrate annual performance improvement across our social, economic and environmental impact areas.

Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is a national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve it's image and drive best practice. As a Partner member of the CCS, BAM consistently achieve above average performance across all of our sites.

Right Waste, Right Place

BAM is an ambassador for the ‘Right Waste, Right Place’ (rWrP) campaign, which raises awareness of the Duty of Care legislation and provides practical information to help businesses comply. BAM has signed up to become a Campaign Ambassador to demonstrate how we embrace the rWrP principles and our own internal policy on waste management. We are committed to promoting best practice among our supply chain and will actively engage with our partners to spread the word.


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